Category Archives: loss

I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process. ~C.S. Lewis (A Grief Observed) Advertisements

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I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a … Continue reading

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I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.~Chopin

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Sometimes I miss you the way someone drowning remembers the air.~Tim Seibles

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So I let her go, for it was unfair of me to keep her. It was the hardest thing I’d ever done but I knew it was right. She was a bird I had caged that had forgotten how to … Continue reading

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I miss you deeply, unfathomably, senselessly, terribly.~Franz Kafka

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If you do not love me I shall not be loved. If I do not love you I shall not love.~Samuel Beckett

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