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In March of 2011 I moved into a new studio apartment. I had given away 80% of my worldly belongings, gone through Jon's things and donated most of them, and given up my large home in the suburbs. I went from 1432 square feet to 400 square feet. My new studio was on the main shopping street of a good sized city on an island in the San Francisco Bay. I moved over Starbucks. I have a movie theater a half a block away and a bookstore the same…
I have always been a singer. I can't remember a time I didn't sing. I have sung with community choruses, opera choruses, church choirs and Synagogue choirs. I sing in Italian, French, Latin, Hebrew and Russian. And English if I have to. I guess I'm a professional because I have been paid. I have had solos by Puccini, Brahams and Andrew Lloyd Weber. I have sung Amazing Grace at more memorial services than I care to remember.
The last time I sang was in in the church choir, sitting next…Continue
I have been divorced and I have been widowed; the differences between the two are amazing. When I divorced, I remembered every single detail of everything he had done wrong for 14 years. When I became widowed, I could only remember the good things, the good times. I could not recall a single detail of any of his faults, and many faults there were!
As time has passed, Jonathan became almost saintlike in his perfection, a man to be revered for all time. Had we been Catholic, I may would…Continue