Monthly Archives: November 2015

On the Death of the Beloved

After Penney’s death, her colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital held a memorial service and planted a tree in the healing  garden in her honor. One of the pieces read during the service was the following poem by John O’Donohue. We … Continue reading

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On whether to look up or down

Jack Horkheimer was an astronomer who did short five-minute programs on public television. He told us about astronomical events for the coming week, about the wonders of the skies and the universe, about stars and planets. He closed each show … Continue reading

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On the calendar’s date

It’s mid November—not our favorite time of year. It’s cold and rainy, appropriate weather conditions to match our frame of mind. We’re a week and a day away from November 19th, the sixth anniversary of our daughter’s death in a … Continue reading

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