Tag Archives: dark

Making Friends With the Dark

“You just made friends with the night, that’s what you did.” Philip Glass described the old overnight B&O train between Baltimore and Chicago.   He traveled the route as a young student, long before an ever-accessible interconnected cyberworld arrived–before even the minimal … Continue reading

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Seeking Solstice Solace

Winter Solstice fell on a Friday.  A church bell, its percussive cut-off left to linger to its unmuffled end, pealed in remembrance of twenty children and six educators who were alive and beginning their elementary school day just a week … Continue reading

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Chiaroscuro

My mother described this photograph, taken by a friend while I spoke at my husband’s memorial service, as resembling a “mini-Vermeer.”  The photograph is as I remember my surroundings from my perspective: only small crescents of light amid intricate dark … Continue reading

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Coletânea de Death Cab

The day before he lapsed into peaceful unconsciousness and died, Jim spoke to his friend Bob, who was overseeing his care at home twenty-four hours a day.  Bob and Jim had started out as physicians together, spending fifteen years as … Continue reading

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