A Good Friend Appears

My mother’s dear friend from college, Louise Goodfriend, contacted me out of the blue, just when I’d given up on getting answers to the many questions I still had about my mother, despite knowing her for 57 years. I had regrets about what I never asked my...

Freeze Frame

We hailed down a tourist from Montreal to take a picture of me and my boys on the High Line (great urban meditation spot) at dusk. I began to take a video of grass swaying in the wind, as I have dozens of times over the course of this year. My battery ran out, but I...

Happy Birthing Day

After I came back from Terry’s bonfire, I celebrated my birthday. Or tried to. Jimmy was away on a business trip. I was feeling a little blue; my friends Monica and Anne cared for me, treating me to a delicious lunch. I drove into the city to have dinner with my...

Listening

As we sat beside the flames, Terry shared stories with us, about her experiences escorting people to the end of their lives on earth, the importance of listening, and being in the...