Tag Archives: death

Month of Thanks Giving: Day 3

Last night I had a dream about my mom. In real life, she was in bed and in pain for the last several months of her life, and this was the setting in my dream, too. We knew she wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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What’s in Back of the Sky?

This morning, Steve and I were talking about a variety of things when suddenly these words burst from my mouth: If a writer can’t write what’s truly in her heart, if she can’t share what’s really there, then what’s the … Continue reading

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Another Farewell

I found out today that a very dear friend of mine passed away. Kirk was the boyfriend who taught me to sail, and about whom I wrote a short story titled, “Haiku.” We’d remained friends over the years. Though I … Continue reading

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Forever Under My Skin

For six mornings, I’ve woken to the thought that my mother is no longer with us. It’s something I’ve had to fathom with deep breaths. This morning, I woke with the thought that this is the day we’ll lay my … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis of Grief

I haven’t experienced grief very many times in my life, and for that I’m grateful. But now, as my family gathers around my mother in these last days of her life, I am experiencing my own grief, as well as … Continue reading

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