When Barthes&rsquo;s mother died, he fixated on a photo of her as a young girl. Why are <strong>mundane objects</strong> &mdash; a photo, a grocery list &mdash; so often central to grief?

When Barthes&amp;rsquo;s mother died, he fixated on a photo of her as a young girl. Why are mundane objects &amp;mdash; a photo, a grocery list &amp;mdash; so often central to
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When Barthes’s mother died, he fixated on a photo of her as a young girl. Why are mundane objects — a photo, a grocery list — so often central to grief?

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News source: Arts & Letters Daily

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