Tag Archives: grief

Anniversary in Amber

  A date announced itself on this summer’s calendar, swooping in to mark what is known in our household as an anniversary “of significance.” Such milestones ordinarily are divisible by five, and are of extra note if divisible by ten. … Continue reading

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God’s Golden Eyes

  March 22, 2018   Dear Jim, I was awake long before you would have hoped for me.  It snowed yet again, though a far less fearsome Nor’easter than this month’s past three.  This morning I was in one of … Continue reading

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Spring Forward, Fall Back Down

  “Spring forward, fall back down…” I know, I know: it couldn’t be much more wintry in New England. It’s a balmy -6 degrees, enhanced by an order of magnitude for those who dally with windchill.  Boston had its highest … Continue reading

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Beveled Blue

My husband’s out-of-the-blue diagnosis was confirmed seven years ago.  It was a suffocatingly hot morning, the last Monday in June. For weeks beforehand I had a profound and decreasingly punctuated sense of dread. I was at the wheel of the … Continue reading

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