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She feeds on her memories
lives as best she can
not needing to work
but building the garden
as he might have wanted.
Enjoying the Sun that he cannot… 9 more words



These past months heart break touched our family.  Our little granddaughter came to stay on Earth for less than an hour.  I sometimes wish that the old traditions of being allowed to mourn for a year was still in practice.  247 more words



‘Come on, Nyara! One more! One more!’
My calf muscles ache from yesterday, but it’s a good ache. I tug the reins a bit and pull myself close to the horse’s neck. 527 more words


Chin Chopper

One of my favourite games that Dad used to play with us was the Chin Chopper Game. No idea where it came from – I assume maybe it was one he learned as a child – I should have asked him. 135 more words


Life Lessons From My Funeral

*An excerpt from my unpublished book circa 2015*

Funerals seem to have always been difficult for me. This one was especially difficult. I wore an intricate black gown with a black lace veil and gloves to match. 1,268 more words



Every couple of weeks, I take a few steps back. Back to lonely. Back to sad. Back to distressed and appalled at the curve ball thrown my way. 874 more words

Good Mourning -- By Ben

In every Shemona Esrei there’s a section for refuah shlema, healing. Within that prayer, there is a place to insert the names of specific people who are sick and so every time I daven I have a list I pray for. 1,229 more words

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