Tag Archives: Loss of a friend

“Wave Goodbye” by Chris Cornell

A touching memorial song about the loss of a close friend

Almost 20 years before his own untimely death, Chris Cornell penned a beautiful tribute to his friend and fellow musician, Jeff Buckley. “Wave Goodbye,” from his first solo album, “Euphoria Mourning,” details in perfect precision what it’s like to lose … Continue reading

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Book Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

This fictional tale delves into the pain of losing close friends

In high school, a man named Tsukuru Tazaki was once part of a loving group of five friends; suddenly, he lost them all without explanation. What follows in Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years of Pilgrimage is an exploration into … Continue reading

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Moving Memorial Song: “Copenhagen” by Lucinda Williams

A haunting song that encapsulates how the psychological and emotional severity of grief and loss knows no age boundaries

In 2011, this beautifully haunting song, written and sung by the immensely talented Lucinda Williams, appeared on her album, Blessed. Williams wrote “Copenhagen” after the sudden death of her manager, Frank Callari. In Lucinda Williams’ own words, “We were in Copenhagen … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Take It From Here by Pamela Ribon

A bittersweet novel about a young mother dying from terminal cancer whose major final request for her best friend makes us question how far we would all go for someone we love.

Similar to its predecessors, Beaches and Steel Magnolias, Pamela Ribon’s You Take It From Here chronicles the roller coaster of a journey between best friends Danielle and Smidge, one of whom left their small southern town for LA, while the other … Continue reading

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How to Communicate with a Friend from Beyond the Grave

Friendship will always trump death
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My Sunday Making Hearts With Page Hodel

Beautiful hearts made of all kinds of things in loving memory of Madalene

This past Sunday, I had the amazing experience of taking part in Page Hodel’s weekly ritual of making hearts in San Francisco. More than 8 years ago, Page Hodel moved into a new apartment in San Francisco when she met … Continue reading

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