Tag Archives: death

FORWARD, venturing

My husband and I shared our last dinner as a couple during a blizzard in February. The house was quiet as we made plans over a meal of chicken pie and salad like a thousand other meals, during countless other … Continue reading

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FLAME, keeper of the

My cousin Bobby died last week. It was expected after a long illness, so it shouldn’t have thrown me like it did when I got the call. But my heart sank to a very sad place that I didn’t get … Continue reading

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FINAL goodbyes

The trail was harder than I remembered, but then, I was 25 the last time I attempted it. A woodsy path at the base became a rocky incline, and then, an almost vertical wall. I was winded as I rested … Continue reading

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FREED from fear

One of the most poignant images I have of my mother is one I never saw myself. It sprang from a sort of vision my sister had during a yoga relaxation a month or so after our mother’s death that … Continue reading

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FLOOD of memories, A

Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got Till it’s gone — Joni Mitchell I hated my hometown for much of my early life, which was odd because it was beautiful, friendly, full of good … Continue reading

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