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Scarlet Skies

December 11, 2021 Yesterday was the eleventh birthday my husband should have had here, with us, in the traditional way. It has not become more comprehensible that he was not. Yet somehow he is no more and no less present … Continue reading

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Full Fathom

I did first ask if it was too soon. In this case, to bowdlerize the first sentence of Love in the Time of Cholera: “It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the run on spices … Continue reading

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A Man of Faith

In The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai wrote: “The passionflower was a glorious bizarre thing, each bloom lasting just a day, purple and white striped tentacles, half sea anemone, half flower—all by itself, it proffered enough reason for faith.” My husband described … Continue reading

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