Mourning Has Broken- A Memoir on Grief
Four years ago today, my sister, Diana, died. Since then I wrote a collection of essays on mourning in great part to deal with my grief. Yet, here I am still feeling the grief. It is not that I want … Continue reading
Wow. It’s been such a long time since I’ve been on my blog. I’m happy to say that my book Mourning Has Broken is available on Amazon and Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Mourning-Has-Broken-C-Balawyder/dp/1461029279/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320843244&sr=1-1-catcorr For all who are interested I hope that you … Continue reading
A few posts ago I wrote an excerpt titled Hello, Cowgirl in The Sand. You can read the essay in Mindful.org, a sister publication of Shambhala Sun. View the article here.
I hated Havana. I hated the heavy gasoline fumes and the hot July heat that would slap me in the face like a jealous lover. I hated the stench of garbage that leaked through my skin and settled in my … Continue reading
I go to the armoire first. It is a large pine one. There are three shelves inside, and each is filled with stacks of t-shirts, undergarments, scarves, sweaters. Mostly white. My sister was a woman who often wore white. I … Continue reading
I am currently writing a collection of essays on mourning. This is an excerpt from one in honor of my mother who died December 26, 2008. I want to know what my mother feels. Feelings are the way I connect best; … Continue reading