We all encounter shadows, darkness, oubliettes, and the abyss in our lives. These are the places that some fear to go. After all, they are ugly truths, forgotten memories, and desolating trauma. I love those places because they are opportunities for healing and making ones self whole again. I found out during one healing process that I could be beautiful with lots of stitches and imperfections.
Every year, I have to come to terms with my mothers passing, which occurred in May 2003. I know, long time, and I should be at a point where there has been closure. Well, that depends on ones definition of the word ‘closure’. Every year the anxiety mounts near the day she passed and then for a week, I live in that moment of time.