Posts Tagged "death"

NO CLOSER INTIMACY

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 | 3 comments

NO CLOSER INTIMACY

When I was younger, I thought that sex was as close as one person could be with another. After sharing the death of my mother, father, a good friend and two beloved dogs, I discovered that there were things even more intimate. Read on to find out what I have learned about these and other "Grave Matters."

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BURY ME IN THE SAND

Posted on Sep 1, 2013 | 2 comments

BURY ME IN THE SAND

The sands of time once gathered round my feet.
Now they blow in drifts and dunes,
sometimes waist deep ...

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A CHILD’S GIFT TO THE ONE WHO DIED

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 | 1 comment

A CHILD’S GIFT TO THE ONE WHO DIED

Funerals are too quiet. Perhaps we should celebrate with some fidgeting and noisy expression of our grief, our unease about the mystery of death and, our need to address the tumultuous emotions that surface when facing the unknown.

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DAD’S ABANDONED SHOES

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 | 5 comments

DAD’S ABANDONED SHOES

Even abandoned shoes can be poignant.

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THE KEY TO MY GRANDFATHER’S HOUSE

Posted on Aug 5, 2010 | 0 comments

THE KEY TO MY GRANDFATHER’S HOUSE

… a very personal, yet universal story of an immigrant, Italian-American family and, a trip with my brother and two Italian aunts to the place of my father's birth, Cosenza, Italy.

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