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I’m glad you came

The last time I saw my mother, disease had taken her ability to be aware of her surroundings so that my father needed to call her attention to my presence in her hospital room. She turned to me then and said … Continue reading

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Rebirth

People in my life question the choices I’ve made since I last wrote a post for this blog. I will not squeeze myself into the constructs they’ve built for me. Perhaps some of them will read here and gain understanding. … Continue reading

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The inscrutable chinese

This morning I read a blog post (found here) about Chinese communcation, specifically about the way the Chinese communicate bad or uncomfortable news. That reminded me… My husband’s mother died of breast cancer when my husband was 18. She lived … Continue reading

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Everyone has their own cross to bear

I have to keep reminding myself that we’ve arrived. Our ship is now visible on the horizon. It doesn’t feel the way I thought it would. It doesn’t feel real. It took ten years to get here. It took so … Continue reading

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Mother

In July a couple of years ago, my mother had a stress test. It was a relief to hear from the doctor that the test was negative. She was more tired that year than she had been before. She had … Continue reading

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How did I get here?

Today I screamed at my daughter. I don’t mean “yelled;” I mean call-social-services-I-could-not-have-generated-more-volume-had-my-life-depended-on-it screamed. Things evened out a little between my daughter and I as she became two, then three. The fall of her third year I enrolled her in a full-time … Continue reading

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Night, part 3

I am beginning to see why there appears to be a connection between dysfunction and creativity. I was thinking this morning about Edgar Allen Poe and Amy Winehouse. Two very different people who each shared their brilliance in their own … Continue reading

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