Planting trees out of the grief
In Memoriam Robert Creeley
Ekbert Faas knows: "His father's death left a vacuum Bob would try to fill over the ensuing months and years. All he had were tantalizing scraps of infomation that made him yearn for more." (66) I felt so, too, especially when Rob told me of his first novel he wrote about Paul, his autobiographical mirrored protagonist who is standing at his dead's father's grave wondering what he would encounter, once digging a hole: nothing. And this was his nothing space within himself.