Johnny Cash died less than a year after my dad died when all our hearts were still so sore. We siblings never talked about it, but Johnny Cash reminded all of us of our dad. I know this because once he died there was a flurry of phone calls across the country that went a little like this:
“Johnny Cash died!” The speaker usually said this with a wail and often dissolved into tears.
“I know…he always reminded me of Dad.”
And then we would talk about Johnny and Dad and mourn them both.