Beach on Cyprus at sunset with striated cliffs on the right side

Doing Our Best

Family relationships pertain to a plane where the ordinary rules of judgment and conduct do not apply. They are a labyrinth of tensions, quarrels and reconciliations, whose logic is self-contradictory, whose ethics stem from a cozy jungle and whose values and criteria are distorted like the curved space of a self-contained universe. It is a […]

Glass of water with small heart leaning on the front right side lit with purple and blue light

The Weight of Grief

Look closely and you will see
Almost everyone carrying bags
Of cement on their shoulders.
That’s why it takes courage
To get out of bed in the morning
And climb into the day.
Edward Hirsch

Margo and Jimmy in front of the shed at Fair Oaks Preschool. There are flowers on the table to their left. Jimmy is standing and wearing the top to his Spiderman pajamas; Margo is sitting on a green chair behind him wearing a white shirt

The Quiet Moments

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets. D.H. Lawrence

Nancy wearing a blue jacket and light blue t-shirt crouching down next to her son Jacob who's wearing a blue jacket and blue baseball cap

For Jacob (May 21, 1998 – January 16, 2009)

I have been stymied for the past few days, trying to write a note to a dear friend, yet completely at a loss for what to say. What do you say to a mother who has lost her child to cancer? What can you say to ease a pain so great, so unfair, so wrong that you can’t even comprehend it?

Purple Glass Bowl

The Most Precious Keepsakes

“The heart, like the mind, has a memory. And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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