It’s a warm, foggy morning on Monday, December 5. These are the first words I’ve written in a blog format for a while. I miss the parallel world of blog friends. I miss the way even a tiny neighborhood in the blogosphere forces me to engage with the world. I think when I stopped blogging publicly a few months ago, I realized that big losses were coming, and God knows I didn’t want to — couldn’t — preside over them in an interactive blog with readers, not even one with good, kind-hearted and sensitive ones such as yourselves.
When you’re in grief, you don’t want to talk.
We lost our Maggie on November 22, two days before Thanksgiving.
I still can’t write about it. Today is the first time I’ve put her name on the screen and been forced to confront this particular iteration of loss.
Enough for today.