And it made me think that we have this bias that the only moment that matters is now - but Egan showed me that maybe all nows were equally valid. It made me think that even though my friend’s now was awful, she had also had many wonder nows in her life. Like I said, it was oddly comforting.
I wrote Egan to tell her so, and she wrote me back a lovely note that arrived the same day my friend died.
So it wonderful to listen to her and then meet her. She was gracious and funny and kind - just as you would hope someone who has won the Pulitzer Prize and is having her book made into an HBO series would be.