Carla Bruni, for example, never really overcame the pain of losing her brother, an adventurer she was very attached to.
He died after a long battle. It is pain that doesn’t go away.
Not to mention the devastating impact the tragedy had on other family members:
When he died, I was very worried about my mother, because I think there can be nothing worse for a mother. But she is very strong.
To relieve the pain Bruni composed a song dedicated to Virginio:
A song that I have difficulty singing. It goes “Hi sailor, good winds to you!” He was a very modest boy and I was very careful writing it. I would not want to get angry up there!
Mourning is a terrible experience that unfortunately many have first-hand knowledge of, but even when it seems impossible, we must try to look forward.
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