1. I’m reading a novel called The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal. It includes one of most relevant analogies of what it’s like when a loved one dies. In a section where a character is grieving the loss of her husband of many years she says, ‘It reminded her of holding hands on the deck of a swaying boat, when, without warning, the other person lets you go. That moment between when your hand is empty and when you reach the railing can take years.”

  2. This is so moving Julia, such a reminder to be intentional about living, to rejoice in the big and also the small pieces of everyday life even as the world turns in crisis. And to share and express our love. Thank you for sharing this personal experience and this beautiful soul of Angela with us. Love to you my dear friend (and talented writer!)

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