Category Archives: Love and Loss

The things which strike me and my family, day by day, as we deal with life without a husband and father whose life was cut short by pancreatic cancer.

Father’s Day

Originally posted on Love in the Spaces:
June 1990, Cambridge, Massachusetts ? One-thirty-one-thirty-one. It’s the mechanical response: my father’s date of birth. He died on Sunday, Father’s Day. A few days earlier my subconscious had hovered around the equally palindromic…

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The Light You Do Not See

At 4:30 a.m. the waterfront view is fully saturated one day and colorless mist the next. The best hints I gather from my starting vantage point a few blocks away lie in the light: usually a patch of shimmering silvery-slate … Continue reading

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A Beat With No Melody

    “…love’s not the song, but after— like the mute, remembered chorus of the rain      that stains the walk long after falling, or the lifeless stalk      still hoisting its head of grain.”   Winter haltingly segues into spring, the … Continue reading

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The Last Lap

Originally posted on Love in the Spaces:
? Trees Through Tears (c) SMG It was an unspeakably awful thing to say. After an exhausting and unnecessary verbal battle, the hospice’s medical director–who had been openly skeptical of my physician husband’s…

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