Stumbled on this video and article. Haven't been over that way yet, and might just have to. The arc seems familiar. The same thing has happened to me: reevaluating one's relationship to life with the passing of a parent. When you live facing up to death around you, which I have for the past decade or so, it changes you in drastic ways. Some things just don't seem quite as important as they used to. Other things, forgotten things, become far more serious.