By the Moon’s Light

I am so little, I thought, as the full moon caught me off guard, reminding me of my insignificance. The fields around me had been harvested for at least a month and I could hear cattle lowing in the farmers’ fields. The quiet night filled my ears with the constant…

Ok, Boomer

“Ok, Boomer.” Perhaps you’ve seen the phrase lately. It is, after all, the come back of choice amongst — dare I say it? — kids today. If faced with an opinion they do not like or one grounded from “the olden days,” the purveyor of fine discourse dismisses the speaker…

How to Cope With Multi-Layers of Grief

Grief is a peculiar emotion, one that affects everyone differently and at different times. It isn’t an emotion like happiness, which strikes everyone all at once, or humor, which causes an outward reaction that is expected and brings a group together. No, grief is altogether singular and unifying, yet it…

Wreck

My son was in a car wreck last month. He is okay–I find myself having to rush to say that for other people’s benefit as well as my own, as if each time I say the words they stop the nightmare from returning. The nightmare where I wake up sobbing…