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He Shall Receive Me

The movie Collateral Beauty tells the story of how a man attempts to cope with the death of a loved one by writing letters to time, death, and love. 478 more words

She Died of a Broken Heart

Today, I must embellish a story that has already been told….a couple times…on this blog.  However, I simply cannot resist discussing a record that I found in the church books of St. 573 more words

I Miss you Dad

The 21st December, 2004 started out like any other. Back in my home country Australia, I was renting my own little 1 bedroom flat and had been living by myself for about a year and loved my independence and dream of not having any housemates. 1,652 more words


Comfort Care

“I’m in trouble,” yells out Dad in the night.

“You hit the ceiling,” he says as I climb back into the cot beside him in the Palliative Care Unit. 571 more words

28. Stillness..

When some men die it is as if you had lost your pen-knife, and were subject to perpetual inconvenience until you could get another. Other men’s going is like the vanishing of a great mountain from the landscape, and the outlook of life is changed forever.
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Frightful Photo Friday: The Myths Surrounding Post Mortem Photography

I love anything vintage. Literally anything. Vintage homes, vintage clothing, vintage decorations, just the overall vintage aesthetic and you can count me in. And so, naturally, when I first stumbled upon Post Mortem Photography (also known as Memorial Photography and Mourning Portraits), I was immediately enamoured by the history. 60 more words


A letter to my brother

Dear Chase,

I miss you, I miss you so much it hurts all of the time. I still can’t believe that you’re gone and that you’ve died and that you’re not here. 1,526 more words