Posts Tagged ‘ mourning ’

The Essential Mundanity of Grief | Hazlitt

I don’t know where or when I learned that I needed to curb any narcissistic tendency I might feel, even in grieving, but I most certainly caught on quick.

Source: The Essential Mundanity of Grief | Hazlitt

W.G. Sebald on Mourning | Mythology of Blue

W.G. Sebald on Mourning

In the Holland of his time it was customary, in a home where there had been a death, to drape black mourning ribbons over all the mirrors and all canvasses depicting landscapes or people or the fruits of the field, so that the soul, as it left the body, would not be distracted on its final journey, either by a reflection of itself or by a last glimpse of the land now being lost for ever.

-As found in Sir Thomas Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica, which Sebald states he can no longer find

Mythology of Blue : W.G. Sebald on Mourning.

Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Eulogy to Her Soul Mate | Brain Pickings

‘My first clam,’ 1964 (Photograph: Molly Malone Cook

Mary Oliver on What Attention Really Means and Her Moving Eulogy to Her Soul Mate | Brain Pickings.

NYT 33 years ago on Kaposi’s Sarcoma : : Mozart – Lacrimosa

LEST WE EVER FORGET –

RARE CANCER SEEN IN 41 HOMOSEXUALS – NYTimes.com.

 

Mourning and Activism ~ Raewyn Connell

Raewyn Connell.

Alan Summers haiku in The Temple Bell Stops: Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and Change (Modern English Tanka Press 2012) Ed. Robert Epstein

the rain
almost a friend
this funeral

Alan Summers
The Temple Bell Stops

The Temple Bell StopsRobert Epstein, editor

Akilah Oliver / YES

 

 

YES.