Category Archives: Grief

Forty Days Returning, Day 28–On Tears and Grief

It has been nearly 25 years since my mother died. And while the grief is still present, it is more like a gentle hum than the ever-present roar that it was in those first few months. I’ve discovered that grief … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 19–We Who Remain

During my many deliberations across five years worth of Forty Days blog posts, I wrote quite a bit about grief. This entry from April 2017 speaks to the loss we feel when we’ve lost someone or something vitally important to … Continue reading

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Forty More Days, Day 29–On Grief

Tonight I worked late at the office and just got home. It is already past my bedtime and I am just getting to the blog. So Siri and I have decided to repost a piece from February of 2015 on … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 39–The Waiting Game

I find the concept of “Holy Saturday” interesting. I mean, what are we supposed to do on Saturday, especially after commemoration of the last supper on Holy Thursday, and the mournful solemnity of “Good” Friday? I’m not sure I would … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 32–Whose Life Matters?

This week a young African American man was shot to death by two police officers in his grandparent’s back yard. As often happens, the police has some official explanation for what happened, and have put the two officers on “paid … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 27–For Those Who Remain

As I walked through this day, I remained keenly aware of the sadness that has tagged along with me. The after effects of the sudden death of a work colleague yesterday have lingered, so everything I did today seemed to … Continue reading

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Forty Days Revisited, Day 20–The Body Knows

Sometimes my body know things before my head does. Often, long before it comes to my consciousness that something is bothering me, my body has already sent out signals that something is going on. I noticed today, as I anticipated … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 29–We Who Remain

I have continued ruminating on theme of grief that I began yesterday. After my mother died, I watched what happened to my father. I spent a lot of time in those early weeks after her death helping him pay bills, … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 28–Seasons and Cycles

The past few days I’ve been in a bit of a funk–sometimes cranky, sometimes sad, often distracted.¬†What is wrong with you? I chide myself, judging and chastising myself for not being able to “pull myself together and get on with … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 26 Recalling Grief

Tonight I decided that rather than skip another night entirely, I would repost a piece from my Forty Days blog. So I asked Siri to pick a number between one and 40. He picked four. This turned out to be … Continue reading

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