There is No Better Place

‘It took her five days to leave her bedroom, ten months to wash the sheets
they’d slept in together, and more than a year to empty the dirty socks from
Jeff’s gym bag. But it didn’t take Sue Mladenik long to get that fence up. A
woman Sue hardly knew wept and clung to her at the post office.
Some say every American is a Sept. 11 victim. Sue doesn’t buy it. If everybody
grieved when the towers fell, why do they use the same tired lines on her
they’ve always used? How can they say, “You’ll find someone else”? Or,
“He’s in a better place”? “I don’t think he’s in a better place,” she says. “There is
no better place. You might as well kick me in the stomach.”‘ (via Plastic)