Tag Archives: Grief

No Wise Words Ever Stopped the Bleeding

I observed a man interrupt a woman sharing her grief from the recent loss of her mother with a platitude. Immediately the woman became quiet. Withdrawn. The man appeared pleased. He thought he had helped. I have seen this happen … Continue reading

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Missing You

I miss the touch of your skin. I miss knowing that you were mine and I was yours. I miss that certainty I felt in our coupledom. I miss the routine of our Saturday errands and lunch after. I miss … Continue reading

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Art work using a variety of mediums

This gallery contains 64 photos.

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Mama said there’ll be days like this…

Going from the peaks of gratitude to the valleys of sorrow all in the same day, sometimes the same hour is maddening. It makes me feel like I am crazy. Am I crazy? I guess it depends on who you … Continue reading

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The One Year Anniversary of my Alive Day

It’s not quite 4am and I am awake. I tried to go back to sleep and then remembered what today is. I am not sure what the day is going to bring in terms of emotion but I do know … Continue reading

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Waking Up (sequel to I don’t want to be married to you anymore)

The last thing I remember before passing out was saying yes to the help that was being offered to me by the voice on the other end of the phone. I don’t recall giving her my name, location or any … Continue reading

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I don’t want to be married to you anymore

May 5, 2012; •A beautiful spring day that promised to make even the most mundane tasks enjoyable. •The day my husband of 17 years told me he no longer wanted to be married to me. •The day when the quiet … Continue reading

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