Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
By Modern Loss
Published on January 29, 2018
The World Cup My Mom Didn’t Live To See
By Fe Martinez in My Loss, Personal Essays
My late mother was an avid fan of the Peruvian national soccer team. This year “la Blanquirroja” is playing in its first World Cup in more than three decades. As I cheer them on, it’s impossible not to feel sadness and longing.
My Dad Was Dying While I Was Divorcing
By Molly Rosen Guy in My Loss, Personal Essays
I vowed never to speak with my ex-husband again. Then my father was diagnosed with leukemia.
On Father’s Day, Grief Tastes Like Berry Cobbler
By Shannon Casey in My Loss, Personal Essays
When Dad was here, we made olallieberry jam on Father’s Day. Now that he’s gone, our sweet tradition has evolved.
The Big Question and the Perfect Answer
By Anna Brand in My Loss, Personal Essays
It isn't easy asking a dying person what they believe comes next. But my philosopher dad knew just what to say.
Into the Unknown
By Sara Beth Berman in My Loss, Personal Essays
My dead fiancé loved Anthony Bourdain. When I heard the beloved chef and TV personality had died, I imagined the two of them, finally, breaking bread.
A Fitting Farewell in Atlantic City
By Stacey Freed in My Loss, Personal Essays
Here’s how we said goodbye to my clever, caustic, complicated mother.
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