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Tess's Blog (2)

Hidden source of grief

I having been thinking a lot lately, essential to who I am. Lately I cannot help but try and sort out my life as it is, and what it may look like in the future. For the last nearly two years, I struggled with what I thought was singular grief at the loss of my husband, the loss of our relationship and our future together. I came to realize that yes, that is the considerable cause of my sadness, but I came to another conclusion that may apply to others in my age group as well (born in the…


Added by Tess on August 11, 2018 at 9:15am — 8 Comments

Our Home

All these rooms contain your depth, your breath

Your thoughts on how they should look and feel


The wall unit you built in the dining room

Notwithstanding a few colorful adjectives

Prior to its completion

Filled to the brim with lovely memories


The kitchen you declared the best room in the house

The aroma of your cooking, your gift to many

The floor that the contractor said would be ready to dance on by the…


Added by Tess on March 30, 2018 at 7:28am — 4 Comments

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