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A blog by Leon Oudejans

Grief is just love with no place to go

17 January 2023


My blog title is a line stated by actor Alfred Molina in the new Amazon Prime Video crime-noir series: Three Pines (eg, IMDb). Season 1 is about the many missing indigenous women in Canada. The origins of the saying appear to go back to Jamie Anderson (eg, source). His full quote is stated below.

“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”

Sources: source-1, source-2. Note LO: picture in source-2 is wrong as Jamie is a man.

The above line immediately struck me. I paused the series and made a note of it. I’m still contemplating whether this saying is valid in all circumstances. I suppose it is indeed. To a large extent, this saying also relates to my recent blog Fountain of sorrow.

I suppose this line is the cornerstone of season 1 of Three Pines: for the daughter who lacked the love of her murdered mother, the immense grief for the many murdered and missing indigenous women in Canada, and (probably) also for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.

The APV series Three Pines is a recommended watch.

Three Pines – official trailer
IMDb, video, Wiki

Note: all markings (bolditalicunderlining) by LO unless in quotes or stated otherwise.


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