Tag Archive | loss

Merbdelia: In Memory of (a poem)


All fur and bone, a tiny love energy of life almost spent yet enough left over to rest her tiny head on the crook of my arm Her entire last night at my side my eyes mist with the fullness of tears gratitude for the mystery; a gift of love from the smallest of creatures […]

Loss and Generosity


Hello readers, My parents grew up during the aftermath of the Great Depression and the devastation of World War II.  While my grandmother, who had experienced directly the hardships caused by those economic and political situations, always remained open to life and embraced its gifts with enthusiasm.  My mother, for whatever reasons, has always been […]

In the Shadow of the Banyan: Comments on the Book


Hello readers, Some of you may have read Vaddey Ratner’s lyrical and inspiring story of survival in her autobiographical novel, “In the Shadow of the Banyan”, which takes place during the Communist revolution in Cambodia.  While the author did change some details with respect to the actual events, timeline, and persons involved in her personal […]