I've read about the passing of Eilish and the many, many eloquent blog posts about our children. About our collective sadness and shock. I think it jars us in such a way that our world just tilts slightly. I am so filled with grief and anger and 'knowing' that it's even hard to write about it. I know my thoughts are with her family. I know she is at peace. I know that everyone wishes she were still here, with us, on Earth.
I thought of one specific song these past few days, by one of my favorite musicians in this world, Warren Zevon. He passed away in 2003 and before he died of mesothelioma (a form of cancer associated with exposure to asbestos) he produced an extraordinary album, The Wind. He refused treatments that he thought might incapacitate him. If you never saw his performance on the David Letterman Show in 2002, in which he was the only guest for an hour, you missed something incredibly moving and intense.
I thought I would share this with you. The pictures are of Warren, recording his album and this song. The words remind me of the heartbreak we are all experiencing now.