Tag Archives: memory

Now Face West

This is the tenth Father’s Day that has dawned for my children without their father here with them.  This year, they all are also separated from each other, occupying different spaces on two continents. Seven years have passed since we … Continue reading

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Warp and Weft

Movers could have unfurled the enormous Persian rug in one of two ways. Once spread out, it fills more square feet than did our entire first apartment as newlywed grad students. A symmetrical design falls away in layers from a central … 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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Make Me a Mondrian: Corrupted at Last

Picture corrupted. 23,229 times over. It’s not always easy to identify the dog that did not bark–or, in this case, which digital pictures among a cast of tens of thousands have disappeared and cannot be put together again. I realized … Continue reading

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