A Void in Our Loved One’s Shape

“People’s lives don’t get preserved like fossils. The best you can hope for is that time will have hardened around someone’s memory preserving a void in their shape.” (Maggie Shipstead, Great Circle) I have some serious visual challenges so I often listen to audiobooks. Recently, as I was loading the dishwasher, the above quote echoed … Continue Reading

You Are Never Alone

When I had widowhood thrust upon me at 51 I never thought I would date again. Kevin was my best friend, my confidante, my partner in all things. No way could anyone ever hold a candle to him and I wasn’t even interested in trying. But some years later I met someone and embarked on … Continue Reading

When Will the Pandemic End?

It seems in the blink of an eye our interconnectedness to one another and the world has become evident. COVID-19 has affected all of us, some in dramatic ways of loss and some more subtly. For over a month in California where I live, I’ve been staying at home, except for neighborhood walks. Given my … Continue Reading