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No one glancing into our car can possibly imagine my grief. In a few hours, people at the funeral will hug me and say how sorry they are, but no one will ever know how it feels for this child to lose this mother. I am alone. My mother is dead. And life has dared to go on without me.

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Source Notes: Getting Over Getting Older: An Intimate Journey (chapter 5, "Forgetting and Remembering") (1996). Reassessing her life at the age of 50, Pogrebin recalls the loss of her mother, 35 years earlier, as one of her first "frozen moments."

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