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Monthly Archives: November 2009

In His Room

It was the kind of sunlight you’d only imagine in the movies. But it was there, picking up the dust motes from the air, lightly framing the legs of a wooden chair. It peeked through the half-drawn curtains. I stretched in the bed, taking in the wonderful smells that was Him. He was nowhere to […]

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Picking up Pablo

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed reading Pablo Neruda’s poetry. Today, I picked up “The Poetry of Pablo Neruda” once again. The last time I read it was on 13 August 2009, the night before my Daddy died. Sitting in the isolated room by his bedside, holding his swollen, yellowed hand as I read, […]

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