loss Archive

June 20, 2014

Tests

I miss the loves ones I’ve lost. I recall my mother asking in reference to my youngest sister, now gone these three years: does she miss me like I miss her? Her other question: how big is heaven? Unanswerable. And now I ask, in reference to my mother, now gone a year: does she miss me like I […]

June 12, 2013

Grief is a hunting cat

I’m returning from a great mystery that somehow involves the heaven and earth, belief and non-belief, proof and disproof..and a thousand other paradoxes. Some are ineffable, but they all swirl around loss. As personal, as individual as is loss, it runs through all our lives. My cat sleeps most of the day in the city but […]