Some claim it’s tragedy

It was impossible to know on that cloudless Arizona morning in January 2013 which fragments of Kim’s identity might survive, if any. Would she remember their first, fumbling kiss in his dorm room five years earlier? Their private jokes and dumb arguments? The seizure, the surgery, the fancy neuroscience fellowship she had to turn down?

More than memories, Josh, then 24, wished for the crude procedure to salvage whatever synapses gave rise to her dry, generous humor, compelled her to greet every cat she saw with a high-pitched “helllooo,” and inspired her to write him poems.

[My Dying Bride – Feel the Misery]

The fairest flowers fade,
Stolen away by shade.
Feel the misery.

Love is full of fear.
Loved ones soon disappear.
Feel the misery.