But he did speak of the dreams in which he realizes his wife is dead even though she is in the dream. He also related a last dream, in which his wife realizes she is dead and cannot be there.
He also speaks of the isolation of grief. How people refuse to talk of the dead and are at a loss when you mention them. How some friendships don't hold up to grief.
My favorite passage was:
"This is what those who haven't crossed the tropic of grief often fail to understand: the fact that someone is dead may mean that they are not alive, but doesn't mean that they do not exist."