Month: <span>February 2023</span>

Conversations Without Spaces Erase Entire Lives

July 16, 2024 3 Comments

Main image by Red Zeppelin on Unsplash 24 February 2023 I was invited for dinner at a friend’s house last night. Medjool was also invited and joined. We so rarely get invited out as a couple. His friends invite him out, and invariably he goes without me. My friends invite me out, but without inviting […]

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Let’s Talk About Death Over Dinner

July 16, 2024 8 Comments

Photo by Nadia Valko on Unsplash 19 Feb 2023 A couple of weeks ago I hosted a dinner where the sole focus was to talk about all things Death and Dying. (And Grief, because, heck, it’s inseparable). I had come across the concept of this kind of dinner during the months after Mike died, and […]

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It’s Not About the Roses

July 16, 2024 No Comments

Image by Yoksel on Unsplash 13 February 2022 It’s Valentine’s Day already in some parts of the world. I know that the date fills a number of my fellow widbuds with Horror. Or Grief. Or Sadness. Or Resentment. There’s such “noise” around Valentine’s day in (at least Anglophone) parts of the world – it’s one […]

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Choosing Life – A Love Letter to Julia from Paula

July 16, 2024 1 Comment

Posted on 5th February 2023; received on 3rd November 2022 Photo of Paula and Julia by another school friend I wake up to a firm ray of sunlight bursting through my dormitory window on July 2nd, 2019. I can’t wait to finally see my family after what feels like years. Suddenly, an inexplicable feeling of […]

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