There’s music in us

29 Mar

Thank you for remembering Ana last week with your cranes. I loved seeing everyone’s photos. I also loved seeing the occasional photo of Ana that I’d never seen before. I saved those when I saw them–what an incredible gift to … Read More »

The life line’s crease

21 Mar

“What if you knew you’d be the last to touch someone? if you were taking tickets, for example, at the theater, tearing them, giving back the ragged stubs, you might take care to touch that palm, brush your fingertips along … Read More »

A Dream You Just Remember

20 Mar

“Last evening from the table we saw the owl, huge in the dusk, circling the field on owl-silent wings, The first one ever seen here: now it’s gone, a dream you just remember” from Korean Mums by James Schuyler

One Wild and Precious Life

19 Mar

This is the first day of the most terrible week. But it’s also the week that all of you who loved Ana will be thinking of her, missing her, and reminding me that her life, no matter how fleeting, had … Read More »


15 Mar

As many of you know, March 22nd will be the one year anniversary of Ana’s death. One year. It’s amazing how many shapes grief takes over the course of a year. I could write about it forever, but for once … Read More »

Winter’s Last Days

8 Mar

I shouldn’t hate March, but I do. This trickster of months promises spring, then takes it away, dumping another foot of thick snow, like clumps of brown sugar, onto overburdened branches. I shouldn’t hate March, except two days after winter, … Read More »