When We Were Young

"I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn't know who I was - I was far away from home.... I wasn't scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life,... Continue Reading →

It’s Never Just Valentine’s Day

In the passing of years since my daughters died, I have become more prepared for the "hard days" - the hardest being their birthdays.  Nelle's birthday was Labor Day weekend that particular year, so it ushers in multiple days of grief in the subsequent years.  And Iris's birthday is February 13th - the day before... Continue Reading →

The Language About What Happened

In marriage therapy this week, Ger and I were talking about a confluence of events that started in 2016.  To describe the precipitating event, Ger said "It began after she had... her medical issues."  He made a gesture with his hand to imply "you know what I'm talking about." I turned to him sharply and... Continue Reading →

Dreaming About a House

For many months - perhaps even a year - I have had the same dream. I am in a house, either our current home, or the house I grew up in, or some other familiar place. In the dream, I discover some type of secret "new room." Perhaps it was a door in the basement that I open to... Continue Reading →

Ninety Minutes for Me

This week has been absolutely nutty. Make that last week and this week — or perhaps every day since Friday the 13th when it was also an impending full moon. That’s it. Work has been a combination of Friday the 13th, the Full Moon, and toss in Groundhog Day, for nearly two weeks now. Everyone has lost... Continue Reading →

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