Tag Archives: grieving

Christmas in July

The first holidays after I lost my mother were tough.  I realized there wasn’t any “over the river and through the woods” to grandma’s house anymore.   I was the grown up now.  Such a weird feeling. Hard as that was, … Continue reading

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Gratitude is not a simple emotion…

“…or an obvious attitude. It is a difficult discipline to constantly reclaim my whole past as the concrete way in which God has led me to this moment and is sending me into the future. It is hard precisely because … Continue reading

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Happy Daddy’s Day!

This Be the Verse They f’ you up, your mum and dad.     They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had     And add some extra, just for you. Man hands on … Continue reading

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Erasure

I get daily blogging prompts from the WordPress people to help with writer’s block, I suppose.  They are usually interesting and even when I don’t have time to write something, I often turn the prompt over in my head a … Continue reading

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Holidays, hollow days, hallowed days

I took a sabbatical from writing.  I’m not sure if an itinerant blogger can take a sabbatical.  I think it takes gainfully employment to sabbat yourself away from your job.  I am employed but I can’t afford to take a … Continue reading

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Missing Jack

24 years ago on December 7 at about this very moment, I was in labor, riding in a car with John and Georgie as we crossed the Harbor Bridge, listening to U-2 and B.B. King sing “When Loves Comes to … Continue reading

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My peg-leg life

To say the patient is getting over it after an operation for appendicitis is one thing; after he’s had his leg off is quite another. After that operation either the wounded stump heals or the man dies. If it heals, … Continue reading

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Sundays can be too long

In the middle of a perfectly normal day, I can make a sudden descent into sorrow.  It is so hard to climb out.  There’s the desire to pause there, clutch the grief to my chest, and cling to it like … Continue reading

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Given a choice between grief and nothing—-

I’d choose grief.                         William Faulkner (1897 – 1962)   Is that true? I ask myself.  Of course it is.  I am grieving the life of my son, a life that stopped 20 years, 4 weeks, 3 days after his … Continue reading

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Child lost motherhood

It was my intention to go home on Friday, lock the doors, close the blinds, and sleep until Mother’s Day passed.  Don’t tell me how unhealthy it is to isolate.  I already know that.  It doesn’t matter anyhow.  The universe … Continue reading

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