I’ve been trying to write about a moment between my mother and I, our last real time together. I start then I stop, then I delete then I begin again repeating this cycle. Try as I might to translate into words the memory, which is so clear in my mind, I fail. Maybe I’m not […]
I forgot. For just a moment, I forgot. In that moment, I saw something trivial and I started to rise from my chair. I was coming to tell you…you never seemed to mind when I did. Even when you didn’t know exactly what I was talking about. In that fraction of a moment everything […]
I started this project years ago, I thought it would help me cope with the abundant amount of emotions I felt but life continued to happen and it got set aside. In an attempt to complete what I started here’s the first thing I wrote down about two weeks or so after my mother died. […]
September 26, 2009 would be the start of the longest, most difficult five and half days of my life. These were the last days of my mother’s life, when all I could do was wait. Like her, like everyone I suppose I’d been waiting since that afternoon in April when she returned home with the […]
when a person dies they leave so many things behind; things that are tangible and many that aren’t.
Mother’s Day 2010 was on a Sunday and like most people whose mothers have died this day would evoke a certain amount of emotion. For me, though, it wasn’t the date it was what aired on TV that made me curl up under my blanket and cry. When I was younger TV was watched in […]
(I posted this on Facebook but I wanted to share it here too) It was almost a month and a half before my 10th birthday when my father suddenly died. One moment I was saying goodnight and about thirty minutes later he was gone. I often wondered that if there had been any indication of […]