Another Reason to Love Bun B
From Texas Monthly’s excellent profile of the Houston rapper Bun B, who lost his UGK partner Pimp C in 2007:
“I always say Pimp C is cigarettes,” Bun B said, sitting in a corner booth of a restaurant near his home, in Pearland. “I always want them. I quit smoking in 2000; I lost Pimp six years ago. And there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t want a cigarette, and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t want to see or talk to him.” He cited Joan Didion’s book on the loss of her husband,The Year of Magical Thinking, and her observation that those left behind reflexively respond to interesting news or tidbits they’ve read by wanting to call the person they have lost.