I just needed to share this passage from the book I just finished, Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb. In case any of my very few followers actually wants to read this book, this does contain some pretty huge spoilers, so avert your eyes! But this passage...it is the most beautiful thing I've ever read, and also the most soul-destroying. I bawled for a good hour over it, and still tear up when I think about it. It's pretty lengthy, but well worth the read. Spoilers to follow:
SOB SOB SOB SOB.