My ex-girlfriend came over this evening to drop off a suitcase she had borrowed* and to pick up some things she had left behind. It was emotional and awful, even though two and a half months have already passed. I wanted to say or do something that would make it better, but there isn't anything to say or do. This is just hard.
Like many things in life are hard. Sometimes there is no fixing separation and loneliness and illness and death. And all you can do is give someone the biggest hug possible and cry.
*Brilliantly, she forgot the suitcase.