Adrienne Rich

'The Leftovers' recap: Kevin is homeward bound

'The Leftovers' recap: Kevin is homeward bound

Everything in life is a construct, a cobbled-together narrative that we tell ourselves in an attempt to struggle through another day.

That may sound disheartening, as though everything we believe in is merely a facade, but in reality, the constructs we fashion aren’t necessarily fabrications, as much as they are fables crafted to make sense of things that seem senseless.

Take, for instance, the Sudden Departure on “The Leftovers,” an event that saw 2% of the world’s population disappear. It was an unthinkable tragedy, one that the world had never seen before and left survivors reeling in its wake.

But what makes the Sudden Departure a...