It's like Taylor Swift's song Ronan is an amalgamation of
two very significant people in my life whose losses I've
suffered this year: that of my grandmother, from cancer, which was
the cause of death of the little boy the song was written/named
for, and that of a child I bonded closely with for long enough to
become deeply attached and consider my own, in a way. A lot of the
details, the motherly relationship that's depicted and the
image of permanent grief that's painted, strike a deep chord
with me, both because of how my grandmother loved me and how I
loved that child. I got so emotional listening to it last night.
Glad I rediscovered it, even if it's painful to hear.