Monthly Archives: February 2013

Point Me Towards Tomorrow

Kiss today goodbye, And point me t’wards tomorrow Those two lines pretty much sum up my effort in writing this. Where the heck is tomorrow, anyway? I lost her right at one of the biggest inflection points of our lives, virtually … Continue reading

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Kiss Today Goodbye

Sometimes I wonder why I bother trying to write these entries. I struggled mightily yesterday and cranked out 761 words that are completely trumped by these five lines Ed Kleban wrote back in 1975: Look my eyes are dry. The gift was … Continue reading

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Grimm Truths

There are times I wonder how I’m functioning so well, so soon. Part of it is the well stocked grief toolbox I seem to have around me. I am amazed at the resources I find around me for handling this … Continue reading

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One Hundred Days and Three and a Half Thousand Miles Away

“Hi.  My name is Barbara. My favorite philosopher is Garfield. My favorite Muppet is the Swedish Chef”. “Really? Mine too!” Thus began the great adventure of my life, a little under thirty one years ago, at a camp just twelve miles … Continue reading

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Learning to Smile Again

I want my smile back. I was looking at some pictures from that Burns Supper I wrote about a few weeks ago, and one notable feature was the expression on my face. Pretty much uniformly flat. Yerch. That was a … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Luck, Maybe It’s Destiny….

This house is awash with bittersweet booby-traps. I was rummaging around in one my drawers this afternoon, looking for a lost frequent flyer card. I didn’t find what I was looking for.  What I did find was this card she gave … Continue reading

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The Fog Lifts

Last Friday I decided that I had made the transition from mourning to grief. It seemed that I was spending almost as much time looking forward as looking back, so that was good. Then over the weekend the grief just … Continue reading

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