|Posted on August 19, 2017 at 12:20 AM|
I wish someone had told me how profoundly my expectations of myself would have to change. I wish I had known that it would be years before I recovered some semblance of equilibrium. I wish someone had told me that grief can't be scheduled, that I would not be able to cry at his funeral but would burst into tears randomly at the grocery store or driving on the highway past trees whose leaves were changing color for the first time since his death. I wish I had known it would not ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM|
Yesterday was the solar term 立夏 lì xìa, the beginning of summer. I lost my first patient on this day three years ago. Exactly one year later, we lost my partner's maternal grandfather.
Since I became aware of the turning of the seasons and its effect on people, I've become...increasingly judgmental of the Gregorian? calendar which thinks that spring and autu...Read Full Post »