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Every Day Feels Like Mother's Day

It’s Mother’s Day and I’ve been staying off the internet. I don’t begrudge others the happiness in celebrating their moms but I’m still raw from losing mine even two years later. At first, I’d dread specific days - Mother’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, her birthday, my birthday, every holiday. But really every day is hard. It's never just one day, one month, one holiday, one season that reminds you of the people you love. They are part of everything and little reminder notes from them are everywhere. I remember after dad died, I used to hear Irish music in Central Park. I'd just be out walking the dog and suddenly there’d be a lone singer with a guitar belting out the Fields of Athenry and it wa

I Ain't Lost, Just Wandering

I was reminded recently of this quote: "Not all who wander are lost.” I think that’s true. But then again, sometimes you get lost. Literally. Like, really I have no idea where I am or how to get home lost. I’m great at this. It’s a core strength. I started young and kept at it. There's this picture of my Dad and me- I'm about 3 years old and we're out by the pool in a beach motel at the the Jersey shore. I'm leaning towards him and he's got his hand out in a come on come on gesture. But I've gone as far as I can go because I'm wearing a leash. Well, a harness really. It looks a bit rigged up like it's made from some left-over fabric. One end is wrapped around my chest and the other, I assum


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