Emotion


by Danielle Hunter When my Mom came home from the hospital into home hospice all she wanted was her dog and her chair.  Unfortunately she was too sick for her chair, but her dog Missie did not leave her side on this bed for the remaining 5 days of her life.   She passed away …

Photography by Kevin Amos – Poem by author unknown I am wearing shoes. They are ugly shoes. Uncomfortable shoes. I hate my shoes. Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair. Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step. Yet, I …

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By Lisa Goich Before she died, my mom learned “fist bumping” from an aide in the hospital. He told her, “Around here, we don’t say goodbye, we say, ‘see ya later!’”  From that point forward, she fist-bumped everyone who came through our house for the last two weeks of her life. I fist-bumped her casket when …

Acrylic 12X14 inches by Lin Deahl-Coy in honor of John W. Suggs, Jr. I was driven to paint Sunday. Furiously I painted two images. This one was the second. While I was painting I heard my friends voice in my head. He said, “Lin I have to go.” I thought, “No No No…you can’t leave …

by Caitie Greene This is a photo of my friend Lilly who suddenly died from a heroin overdose in April 2015. We met freshman year of college when we she was randomly assigned to be my roommate after my original roommate never showed up. On the surface we were opposites; she had this cool nerdy/punk …

by Jacquelyn Kates Today marks 12 days since I said good bye to Maveric. There are many components to his loss that are complicating my grief experience, but the primary difficulty is that I am disenfranchising my own loss. The continuous thought churning in my head is that I should not be so deeply saddened …