It is customary for the mourners to sit on low stools, or even the floor, symbolic of the emotional reality of being “brought low” by the grief.
There should be a kind of awkward tension whenever a journalist walks into a room that politicians are in, because you should’ve done things that annoyed them in the past. It’s the same as a comedian. You’re no one’s friend.
And the Sun will leave your room
And leave you to the night
And that’s alright
We who rescue others,
Lovers, sons and mothers
Now we feel like the orphans ourselves
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