I was trying to diagnose my state of mind/heart the other day and came up with the phrase ‘prolonged grief’ and, until I googled it, I thought I was the originator of this phrase. Not so! I found the following article very interesting but not particularly useful when it comes to the prolonged grief that so many people suffer before the loss of death.
It seems that Daffy’s Dotty has, indeed, disappeared and she has probably been killed by that fox. His daily quacking has become hoarse with grief.