Monthly Archives: May 2014

Journal Journey

The journal is beautiful.  Covered with textured paper and bound with string, its large pages are thick and creamy, flecked with fibers.  When I couldn’t sleep one night almost six years ago, staying with David at a friend’s camp on Bear Island in Lake Winnipesaukee, I … Continue reading

Posted in Grief, Moving On, Writing | Leave a comment


  Bluets are blooming, salting the grass with clusters of their pale blue blossoms, another reminder of how this season conflates renewal and loss for me.   “I know you haven’t been able to get outside much for the last few weeks, so I … Continue reading

Posted in Grief, Seasons | 1 Comment


So much appears in spring, it seems counter intuitive to think of it as a season of disappearance.  Trees are full of blossoms, from the silky petals of magnolias to the rows of white cherries that line roadways and sidewalks.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Seasons, Trees | 2 Comments

Eight Years

  What does eight years feel like? The grain of memory runs against the rushing train of time, and too many mornings of sun through the windows as I first walk into the kitchen get crushed into today. For the … Continue reading

Posted in Grief, Moving On | Leave a comment

The Refusal of Time

The Refusal of Time is a brilliant exhibit by South African artist William Kentridge.   Currently showing at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (but only through Sunday so get there soon if you want to see it), the work uses … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Time | Leave a comment