In this article from the New York Times magazine James G. Robinson recounts the story of a road-trip his family took after the death of his five-year old son and healing power of the stories and stones collected in remembrance of him.

In this beautifully moving essay, Brenda Miller explores the challenges and rewards of moving her elderly parents to live in Bellingham, reflecting on the turning cycles of care from parent to child and the ways she and her mother negotiate their grief and loss when her father dies.    

In this song, Who Will Care for You?, Linda Allen explores the weariness and feelings of being overwhelmed that often are part of the caregiver’s experience.

How Can We Prepare For A Graceful Death? About BJ Miller’s TED TALK : At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.

ELEGY ELEGY. Wordsworth wrote that poems are a place where emotions can be recollected in tranquillity and reproduced for the reader to experience. Poems also provide a more intellectual space where what troubles us can be dispassionately thought through — first by the poet, then by the reader. As in great philosophical poems, here there is…