7 thoughts on “Saturday, November 20, 2021

  1. To the author of the page whose life is going to change in February 2022:

    Taking care of your elderly parent is a great act from the heart.

    In all this, make sure you also take care of yourself. Get as much outside help as you can find from others, including paying for temp help if you can afford it, in order to allow you some rest and to take part in pleasant activities while someone is present with ypur mom so that you don’t worry.

    Change is good. It can be freeing. Hope it works out well for you.

    Daniel B

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    1. 100% agree with Daniel’s comments!

      As one who left a good job to go out on my own earlier this year, and lost both parents in 2020, I encourage you to follow your heart. Opportunities will be there for you in the future; your Mom will not. Your relationship is infinitely more important than anything temporal.

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  2. REMINGTON PORTABLE, STUDY: your piece moved me, deeply. Thank you for having the courage to share it. Thank you for having the courage to quit your job. Thank you for having the courage to love. May we all gain courage from your courage. I am reminded very much of a collection of poetry by Marie Howe entitled, THE KINGDOM OF ORDINARY TIME, about the days she spent with her brother as he was leaving this earth.

    DRO&I: Keep the Sam Kris commentary coming! Two pieces that may interest you:

    1) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/03/the-trauma-of-facing-deportation An incredible piece on Resignation Syndrome, whereby children of refugee families in Sweden become completely catatonic and unresponsive when they learn that their families will be deported. Often spreads from one sibling to another, as in the two sisters featured in this piece.

    2) https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2000/12/a-new-way-to-be-mad/304671/ By the philosopher of chance and social construction of reality, Ian Hacking, about people who do not feel whole or healthy until they have amputated one of their limbs, and the “contagiousness” of this condition.

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