One Year

…in a moment of silence.

A Haze in the Starlight

One year ago today was the worst day of my life. It was the day that I experienced the absolute greatest, most profound pain I will ever experience as I was told that my sister had died. This year has been one of sheer, blinding agony. From one moment to the next, one morning to the next, I’ve been burned alive from the inside out. Reduced to ash and shell. Every stability I’ve known has been shaken and torn. I smolder and laugh and weep. I’ve seen several things through the smoke and tears. My sister has clothed the world: all beauty is her beauty. The gardens are her gardens. The breezes are her breezes. My laughs are her laughs. My silliness is her silliness and my hope, her hope. She is my twin and therefore I look to the trees and mountains for comfort. I’ve seen through the fog…

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2 thoughts on “One Year

  1. I didn’t realize she was a twin; I can’t even imagine the pain. Christ, they were together from cell one. I’m so deeply sorry for you, for your son, who has expressed it all beautifully and lovingly. Thinking of you both.

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