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One Door Closes

“We pulled our rig (a U-Haul with all our worldly possessions and 25 foot Mako) out of our driveway in Port Coquitlam on a typically grey, cold, damp B.C. 680 more words



He wants me to realize the space between air and friction, a second split into a breath that wraps round my spine. An indium glaze. Frozen smoke from hidden red ash.  233 more words

Grief And Mourning


There is no meaning in grief without erasure. Erasure is how we make sense of what remains. Derrida claimed there is nothing outside the text, and, indeed, there is nothing outside the text of grief. 129 more words

Grief And Mourning

Dionne's Demise - Stress?

On the day before Thanksgiving I found one of my beloved box turtles lifeless in the middle of the aquarium. In 2008, I adopted three eastern box turtles from a friend at the zoo, whose children had “outgrown” them. 706 more words


Packing up has begun over here at the Coconut Chronicles. Slowly, I am organizing posts and putting them into boxes. I seal them with tape and mark in black felt pen “Bahamas”, “Florida”, “Ucluelet”, “Baja”, and so on. 806 more words


Beauty for Ashes

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. 693 more words