this makes my heart ache
Silverstein always has been, and always will be my favorite poet because he doesn’t even need words in his poem to make people open their eyes.
You think you know death, but you don’t. Not until you’ve seen it. Really seen it. It gets under your skin and lives inside you. You also think you know life. You stand on the edge of things and watch it go by, but you’re not living it. Not really. You’re just a tourist, a ghost. Then you see it. Really see it. It gets under your skin and lives inside you and there’s no escape. There’s nothing to be done. And you know what? It’s good. It’s a good thing.
And that’s all I’ve got to say about it.