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Sojourns with Sorrow: Grief as Guide and Comforter

When we lose someone we love, a part of us just wants to be relieved of the suffering, and we naturally think of our grief as something that must be endured or as a necessary stage to pass through or to … Continue reading

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The Calm Amidst the Storm: A Note from Melville On Surviving Ourselves

“It may seem strange that of all men sailors should be tinkering at their last wills and testaments, but there are no people in the world more fond of that diversion. This was the fourth time in my nautical life … Continue reading

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Making the Most of the Time Together: A Mother’s Day in Remembrance

“Wanderer’s Song” The thread in the hand of a kind mother Is the coat on the wanderer’s back. Before he left she stitched it close In secret fear that he would be slow to return. Who will say that the … Continue reading

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