Category Archives: birthdays and grieving

A Twin, Alone on her Birthday…

Imagine being eighteen and dreading your birthday. The dread arrives weeks before your birthday does. It arrives on wings edging its way through your dorm room window, sliding in a crack open against the stuffy heat of the college heating … Continue reading

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A Happy….Un-Happy Day

“Thursday is Jesi’s birthday,” I say under my breath, my eyes firmly planted on the ground. “I know,” she responds. “And Kari’s” I add, as if she doesn’t know. For a moment there is silence except for the swoosh of … Continue reading

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Wax Tears

If two years ago I had to name my daughters artistic skills I would have said Kari was the performing artist and Jesi the visual artist, and though each of them might have been talented at the other’s chosen artistic … Continue reading

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