Tag Archives: aging

Missing Thereness

As I drifted to sleep last night, a voice brought me back to this plane. “I miss my mom!” Ellen cried out her pent-up loss. “I know, Sweetie. I know.” I patted her and handed her a couple tissues, dutifully … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Awaiting Profundity

I’ve delayed posting, hoping to find a neat, poetic way to tie up the major events of this last year. It’s been about letting people die, helping people die, and honoring people who die. In April, my mother died. I’d … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , | 941 Comments

Separation Bookends

“I can do it” (implying “better than you can”) is an utterance we hear almost as soon as toddlers can speak in full sentences. Sometimes before! (“me do! me do!”) From toddler-ignorance through young adult-flamboyance, there’s an egoistic (not as … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , | 1,356 Comments

Incorrect Sentiment

When someone close to you dies, there are no right words, no correct ways to feel or express yourself; but in no case is that more apparent than when the deceased is a parent, more particularly a mother. I haven’t … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Tracking Change

Does everyone think about recording significant events, or is the notation instinct peculiar to writers? When I found my first gray hair, when I saw the first indisputable age-related wrinkle on my face — these and other signs I thought … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , | 1,002 Comments