I was wasting time on Instagram when I found out that Joan Didion passed away at 87 years old. It was Christmas Eve and I was checking people’s stories. One person posted a black and white picture of the author from Vogue Magazine.
I clicked on it and read the caption that mentioned that Joan died on December 23rd, 2021. What’s strange is that, on that date, I was also on Instagram, checking pictures for inspiration, and I stumbled upon Didion’s quotes. I was taken with great sadness when I read that she left the world two days before Christmas. She’s probably one of the very few authors whose writings shake my soul.(more…)