“I’m Fine”

Over the past two months, I’ve had lots of people ask me how they can help. Do you need anything? they ask. How are you doing? Or worse, some say nothing at all. Our culture conditions us to reply with the obligatory “I’m okay” or “I’m fine” or “we don’t need anything, but thank you.” … More “I’m Fine”

The Darkness

It’s been almost two months since I lost my Dad. I thought things would start to get easier. I thought I would get back to my normal life, my normal routine, and the pain would ease. But the pain is still there, sneaking up on me throughout the day, scraping its claws against my heart, … More The Darkness

The Silence

I’m writing this in my Dad’s living room after a long day of cleaning his garage, sorting through his old textbooks and science lab notes, and I’m feeling the enormity of his absence. The silence reminds me with each passing second that he is truly gone. The death of a loved one is pain unlike … More The Silence