During my vacation, I wandered the streets like a vagabond, and by the fourth day, I summoned the courage to talk with one of the real street people. This is part 2 of my conversation with Susan.
Losing an adult sibling was a unique loss, one that I couldn’t grasp until it happened. Reaching out to others who share this loss has been powerful.
It has been 4 years since I lost my sister Linda and I haven’t written about her until now. It is an appropriate season to break my writing silence about her since she loved the holidays.
I miss my mother so much, but have taken comfort in the fact that she wants me to live and laugh and our love for each other will never end.
Immediately following the death of our dog, Zoe, we took respite at a local restaurant. We couldn’t bear to face the emptiness of our dog-less home. We weren’t hungry, and reassured the server that our tears and poor intake were not from dissatisfaction with the food. She said she had recently made the gut-wrenching decision to re-home her dog, and understood our […]
Despite good times with friends and family this holiday season, there was an undercurrent of sadness and anxiety when we thought about our dog, Zoe. We knew a pet owner’s most dreadful day was approaching. We postponed the inevitable doing things we said we’d never do, e.g. putting her in diapers and pretending it was a normal […]
Shallow Reflections has been in a contemplative mood lately. And for this there is a reason.