Death is a tense thing: RIP Ryan Adams

Death is a tense thing: RIP Ryan Adams

Death is a tense thing. Quite literally.

Just now you were an ‘are’, but now you are a ‘were’. And it’s even weirder that I’d not known for two whole months that you had died. So I’d tensed’ you wrong for two bloody months. And yes, I did actually think of you the other day, out of the blue – and it was present tense. You were still here, see? Except you weren’t. But I didn’t know that. Death had tricked me.

Death obviously does not need to follow the rules of tenses. It creates the tenses. It’s so intense. (more…)