[Carrying On Editor’s Note: I usually prefer longer quotes, poems, etc. for AfterTalk Inspirational Weeklies, but this one resonated for me as something that everyone who has experienced a profound loss would understand.] Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature. His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were
What Does a Mother Do for Her Son? by mary gutheil anderson What does a mother do for her son? She helps create him She carries him next to her heart for close to a year She gives birth She sustains his life She feeds him She clothes him She combs his hair She
Every Day is a Sick Day by Fran Gerstein When your child dies every day is a sick day. An invisible wound resonates from middle of your body, radiating emptiness to your extremities. People around you are unaware of its presence. But you feel it while laughing or despairing. It is part of you now.
FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE is a famous sermon given by Rabbi Kenneth Berger on Yom Kippur day in the fall of 1986. It was inspired by the crash of the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986 and the subsequent revelation that the crew had likely survived the explosion and lived for another five minutes
My Journey in Loss ODE TO BE…. By Peggy Amler 2017 Before Bereft Bemoan Bewail Beware Bewildered Betwixt and Between Behave Because Bethink Beget Beyond Begin Becalm Behold Belong Become Believe BE