Cancer Family: The Photographs: The Simultaneity of Life

Mom’s to-do lists represented thesimultaneity of life: Order Howie’sheadstone, decide whether or not to begin radiation, join the gym and actually start going, and, mostimportantly, what happened to ourGirl Scout Cookies?! One task that dragged on for weeks was deciding what would go on Dad’s headstone.I think this was partly because in addition to grieving the loss of Dadshe was also, in a sense, mourning her own death, which was becoming more and more real.
The Simultaneity of Life

Mom’s to-do lists represented the

simultaneity of life: Order Howie’s

headstone, decide whether or not to begin radiation, join the gym and actually start going, and, most

importantly, what happened to our

Girl Scout Cookies?! One task that dragged

on for weeks was deciding what would go on Dad’s headstone.

I think this was partly because in addition to grieving the loss of Dad

she was also, in a sense, mourning her own death, which was becoming more and more real.