Category: death

Drum

116,516 | 405,399 | 36,516 | 58,209 | 2,216 | 4,497  I know very little about numbers and even less about war. I know the average person takes 23,000 breaths a day and the moon orbits the earth every 27 days or so. It takes the moon twenty-seven days to travel around the earth one time. Every night,…

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Fold

Seven birds and, as of this morning, six baby mice. That is the death toll this spring. I can not provide context for this loss because I don’t know how many baby birds were in all of the nests around our house, nor do I know how many mice families call our piece of land home.…

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Drop Waist

I found a little bird a few days ago. The little guy had fallen or been pushed from his nest prematurely.  I’m not sure why I knew it was a “he,” but a “he” it was, at least in my mind.  He’d fallen behind the stand that holds our backyard hose. We have lots of bird nests…

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Reversible

Most of my life I have believed in reincarnation, not like I’m coming back as a goat, but that we live multiple lives.  Once our body gets old and tired, our soul leaves, goes somewhere (it really doesn’t matter to me where) and then we are recycled, dropped into another newborn body. In my theory…

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Essential Pieces

What if I run out of time? There a lot of things I want to do, but I’m not ready yet.  It’s not the right time or I lack experience.  Things take time, work.  I know, but how much time do I have?  See things would be easier, I would be able to plan, if…

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Embroidery

I am a stitch, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I saw the Gebelein Man (Ginger) at the British Museum today.  I’ve seen him before, but this time my thoughts are lingering.   He was a young man, wounded in the shoulder, and buried in a shallow grave. The hot sand mummified him over…

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Dark Load

According to my quick Google search, approximately 2.5 million people die every year in the United States. I don’t often look at this stuff, but I’m on this “things will never be the same as they are in this second” kick and that sometimes moves me to think about the end.  A bit morbid, I know,…

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Well Dressed

Joan Rivers has died. I wasn’t really a fan of her comedy, but her story is remarkable.  She graduated top of her class at Barnard and made a name for herself in a male dominated industry.  She was a trailblazer, a strong woman.  I admire that. Death is so weird.  I remember when my grandmother…

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Balanced Load

I could never be a turtle. I know they are used in advertisements and they look so cute, but turtles in real life seem tired.  Their shells appear heavy, like they’ve lived too long.  The turtle life is not for me.  I want to go a good length, I’m sure death is no picnic, but I really…

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