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Shifting Senses

During his intensive chemotherapy treatments, at least two of Jim’s senses changed. Some things did not smell as they always had to him.  I imagine it was similar to the way my brain idiosyncratically processed scents when I was pregnant: … Continue reading

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A Whirring Whoosh

Grief has its own distinct onomatopoeia. José Saramago wove magical words among the magnificent phrases which make up The Elephant’s Journey: one involved a character who “went plof and vanished.  Onomatopoeia can be so very handy.  Imagine if we’d had to … Continue reading

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