Marc Maron, the pause the coronavirus has compelled on the world has been significantly powerful, as a result of he misplaced his girlfriend, filmmaker Lynn Shelton, when she died unexpectedly in May.
New York Times in a new interview. “I cry every day. The shock and the trauma have dissipated a little bit, so now I deal with the loss. I have her jacket that she always wore, and her hat and boots. I have the shirt that I met her in. I touch these things when I can and try to keep her with me. But to answer your question, it’s been challenging to be in this much sadness in a fairly hopeless world.”” data-reactid=”24″>“The one thing the pandemic has given me is time to process and sit with the feelings,” the comic and host of podcast WTF instructed the New York Times in a brand new interview. “I cry every day. The shock and the trauma have dissipated a little bit, so now I deal with the loss. I have her jacket that she always wore, and her hat and boots. I have the shirt that I met her in. I touch these things when I can and try to keep her with me. But to answer your question, it’s been challenging to be in this much sadness in a fairly hopeless world.”
At the time of her loss of life, Shelton had been relationship Maron for a couple of yr. The two truly met in 2015, when Shelton was a visitor on Maron’s present, they usually felt a connection. However, each had been with different individuals.
“Once it got to a point where she had resolved some stuff in her relationship,” Maron stated, “and we were able to acknowledge a real love for each other, I actually said to her — there was drama here — I said, ‘Look, if we don’t try this, whatever’s going on here, I’m going to regret it for the rest of my life.’ And so, we did.”
Maron and Shelton saved their relationship quiet for a number of months, however they went public with it in 2019. It feels to him like they had been collectively for much longer.
“This quarantine was not the greatest of situations but it accelerated things,” Maron stated. “It enabled us to double up our time together. She had moved all her stuff down here and we were together all the time.”
Maron continues to mourn what the couple might have had. Shelton died so out of the blue. He recalled that one Friday morning she mysteriously wakened with swollen glands, and the following he discovered her collapsed.
“I called the ambulance and she was dead within 18 hours. Acute myeloid leukemia is what’s on the death certificate,” Maron revealed. “Organ failure is the primary cause and then acute myeloid leukemia is what they signed off on.”
Maron went to the hospital and spent a couple of moments with Shelton’s physique.
“It was the heaviest thing I’ve ever done. It was just devastating,” he stated. “I was blown out, totally traumatized. Totally heartbroken.”
Still, Maron is grateful for the time he had with Shelton. He stated it modified him.
“I knew that we were just beginning something and I was very excited to have felt that. I was still difficult — it wasn’t hostile, it was just kind of childish. But she seemed to understand that,” he defined. “That opened up my heart aperture a little bit, to experience things differently. Once I’d gotten to that place, I could take that openness in the world. I didn’t have to be afraid of it anymore. The challenge now is to not get bitter or sad or angry. How do I not do that? How do you stay loving in something as relentless as what’s going on now? I don’t know. I sit on my porch and it’s nice out here. It was a lot to lose. But I just try to stay in her light as much as I can.”