Browsing All posts tagged under »mourning«

You Can’t Fix This

August 26, 2012


When I’m upset I clean. There is something calming about putting order to whatever chaos surrounds you to order your mind and heart. I’ve learned not to talk then, not just because I’m a whirling dervish, but because my evaluations are ill-formed, often baseless, and imprecise. While when rational I usually learn what I believe […]

Burdens that aren’t Brief

July 4, 2012


A dear friend of mine is very sick. She sleeps 20 hours a day on her couch and has for 6 weeks because she has little energy to do anything else. Many of her other friends are deeply worried about her, and their worry is exacerbated by her choice to pursue a healing method unfamiliar […]

Waiting’s Worth

February 27, 2012


I stood for nearly three hours on a little hill with 6 other women, dressed in white, under a large branch with white tissue flowers tied to it, holding little crystals on fishing line necklaces, and waiting. We stood in the twilight and then the dark, quiet and immobile, and when we received the sign […]

Across the Kitchen Table

May 25, 2011


I finally got the tomatoes transplanted from the solo cups today, Dad. They were almost two feet tall and rootbound a bit; I could just see you shaking your head. I’ll miss the smell of their leaves when I open the windows now, but they’re already flowering and need to be in the ground. I […]