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Beyond Grief

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Although I love Thanksgiving and having our family gathered again this year was a true joy, from about the middle of November I begin to feel my annual dread of December 1. I know, it’s just an ordinary date on the calendar but it is, for me, the date on which I relive the vivid memory of Dec 1, 2001, the day that a tragic, senseless accident claimed the life of my only sibling.

I remember every bit of that day as if it is burned into my brain. I suspect the memory is so clear because, after the phone call, that changed my life forever, I went over that day in my mind so many times. I was reliving the day that was so absolutely normal . . . until it wasn’t. It is like those “where were you when”........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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