Lament for a Son - Section 6: p. 61-71 Summary & Analysis

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Section 6: p. 61-71 Summary and Analysis

The holidays are the worst for the narrator because he is expected to sing songs and show his joy. He is pained by innocent questions about his children; sometimes he explains his situation, but sometimes he does not. There is no way to live at peace with death because death is the enemy of peace. The narrator refers to Revelations which states that there will be no more death or mourning after the old order passes away. He tries to keep himself from healing. The narrator regrets not appreciating Eric more, writing him more, taking time for him and warning Eric against climbing mountains. Apologies are for the living, not the dead. The narrator's friend warns him against rehearsing his regrets, but the narrator refuses to stop because he knows God forgives him. He will live with...

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