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Category Archives: Death

Rest In Peace

School photos? Unruly cowlick? He cut my hair until my fifty-first year. No one else did. Not ever in all those years. Not even when I moved whole states away. Continue reading

Posted in Death, Family, Memories | 15 Comments

She Was Seventy Feet Tall

I looked up that day into the far distant branches of the tree above him and noticed I could see more of the sky than ever. The leaves seemed smaller, and the branches less full. Continue reading

Posted in Children, Death, Gardening, Memories, Mental Health, Motherhood, Uncategorized | 14 Comments

The Thick and The Thin

I have lived the last week with my eyes and my hands. My eyes and the hands of others. My hands holding the hands of others. In silence and in noise. Continue reading

Posted in Death, Friends | 9 Comments

Motherhood & Game of Thrones

I want to believe that if a hater comes to end my life or the lives of those I love, it will be like the distant past – like ‘Game of Thrones’. I want to believe that I will see them coming. Continue reading

Posted in Children, Death, Family, Motherhood | 8 Comments

Forever Haunted

I will forever be haunted by this photo of garment factory workers in Bangladesh. I had an early hand in their death. Continue reading

Posted in Death, Fashion | 10 Comments

A Prime Minister, a Secretary of State and a Retailer Walk Into a Bar

I have had mixed emotions since learning of Margaret Thatcher’s death. Continue reading

Posted in Death, Historical Figures | 7 Comments

Health and the Human Heart

Yesterday I walked into Truman Hospital for the first time in 16 years – since the night my youngest sister died with dignity in their care. I haven’t been ignoring the place. I just haven’t had a reason to stop in. Continue reading

Posted in Art, Death, Family, Health, Memories | 24 Comments

Packing It All Away

I was packing the last two boxes of holiday decorations. I save the packing of the ornaments for last. They usually come off the trees on a Sunday, migrate to the dining room table for removal of the hooks, and, a few days later, I start putting them back into the tissue paper they hailed from just a month and a half before.

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Posted in Children, Collections, Death, Decorating, Family, Holidays, Memories, Seasons | 5 Comments

Power of Transference

I have never been one for morbid sensibilities. I don’t dwell in sadness, nor do I dabble in unwholesome thoughts. I am not gloomy. Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Death, Family, Friends, Health, Memories | 3 Comments

Heart of a Champion

Today we learned that one of our amazing artists – Lori Hale – passed. Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cancer, Clothing, Death, Friends, Memories | 1 Comment