Joe Biden’s heartfelt speech on grief From the Washington Post, May 2015 Perhaps more than any other American politician, we have a sense of how Joe Biden processes grief. The vice president, who is mourning the loss of his 46-year-old son, Beau, today, has lived through unimaginable tragedy. His first wife and 13-month-old-daughter, Naomi, died in
[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.