Tag Archive: self

On Widowhood, Part Four: Decisions, Decisions

Yes. I learned to do many new things on my own. Initially, I felt proud of those newly acquired skills, that new-found power: “Really? I found a way to fix that cabinet door?” “That was me,… Continue reading

My Body Betrayed Me, Emphasis on the Past Tense

I spent one teenage summer starving myself and running incessantly, but even with all my effort I wasn’t thin. Half of my roots are in Greece, and I came out of the womb destined… Continue reading

On Grieving, Part 6: “Better”

We are better people when we try to live up to the expectations of the dead. I am a better person than I was before my grief. Not faster or stronger, nor happier… Continue reading