Posts for loss

The Handkerchief

Taking Flight June 29, 2020

In her room, my mother has a small vanity. A large round mirror hangs above and attaches to the vanity;…

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NB

General/Column April 20, 2020

1.Wash and fold, paper doll,these clothes in an empty crib,and the thin leather of shoesnot meant to be walked in—wipe…

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How to Handle Love and Loss: A Letter to My Son on the Brink of Adolescence

General/Column April 20, 2020

That time when you were six and you stood atop the swell of a hill at the park, your small…

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The Gift in My Mother’s Letting Go

General/Column February 24, 2020

My mom was sixty-five years old when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. I was twenty eight at the time,…

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