When getting mail or doing laundry, I often peruse through the stacks of magazines neighbors in the condo building leave behind after getting their fill of stick-thin models and foodie recipes. I once put a huge stack of National Geographic’s in there and it sadly took days for them to disappear but the fitness and fashion magazines are gone within hours. Welcome to Hawaii.
I flipped through an abandoned magazine and ran across an unexpected article, “The Long Goodbye” by Laura Fraiser. It’s her story of slowing down and finding time to grieve over the unexpected death of her mother. A quote resonate with me:
“…there are two types of people in the world–those who have lost their mom, those who haven’t…”
I have to say I agree. It’s the club no one signs up for but sooner or later joins.