Her throat was parched, a dull ache never ceased in her breast, and she was oppressed by a feeling of goneness.
But ever--and here the torment lay--she was drawn back from these far-wanderings to her present trouble, with its parch in the throat, its ache in the breast, and its gnawing, vacant goneness.
I wasn't in a temper anymore--and it left a dreadful sort of goneness
And sure as the red-orange sun will cross the sky, I set off across the country to reclaim the goneness
of my ever-fading soul.
It seems to me, so far anyway, that death is simply this: the stark, colossal goneness
of a once substantial, infinitely complex presence.
It is more the goneness
of what is gone than the whatness of what is gone that lays us low.
A painting of the sky over ground zero is hardly needed, since the reality of their goneness
inflects the glamour of everything that remains of the Manhattan skyline.