Tag Archives: Dublin

Dead Reckoning

Five years have passed since his last night. Death by the numbers. He has not taken thousands of photographs.  He already has missed a quarter of one daughter’s young life, four college commencements and one high school graduation. Thirty household … Continue reading

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Between Relic and Ruin

  The Oxford Dictionary provides four definitions of the word “relic“: 1.  An object esteemed and venerated because of association with a saint or martyr. At Edinburgh Castle, in the Norman remains of Saint Margaret’s Chapel, for example, one can … Continue reading

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Abandoned: Brilliant Disarray

“Why did you leave me?” the Sixth Sense widow asked the space her husband had occupied with her.   Neither her husband nor mine chose to leave, but death leaves people behind–unmoored, unsettled, unwhole.   Abandoned. In Dublin, an abandoned … Continue reading

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“Alive, Alive, Oh”

Unlike the cockles and mussels she peddles–alive, freshly-plucked from a salty stew of sand and sea–Dublin’s sweet Molly Malone becomes a ghost by the end of her song. She died of a fever, And no-one could save her, Just like … Continue reading

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