What is good? Good is described as “virtuous, right, kind, benevolent, free from infirmity or sorrow”. So God is good. Melted cookies and rain-slicked summer grass and laughter must be good. Hugs and sweet songs, bare feet and sunshine are surely good. And my precious dad. Oh my God, he was the very… Continue reading What Is Good
In the days and months following my father’s 2014 murder I heard one phrase uttered time and time again: Please understand. The killer’s probation officer who failed to stamp a piece of paper in time, a police force who let an active arrest warrant sit meaningless on a desk, a District Attorney who didn’t want… Continue reading Orlando, Please Understand.
“Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.”
– Patti Smith
This will always be the day the sun shone, the son murdered, the world outside your door kept spinning without you. Impossibly, we are left here hundreds of days since July 10th received its brutal, sacred meaning.
“Did Poppi kill the bear or save it?,” asks my son months after my dad was buried.