Monthly Archives: October 2022

Assigning Shape to a Void or Teaching Grief to Children 101

You fumbled happily, cluelessly, through washing newborn babies. Pulling tiny, fragile arms through soft cotton onesies and holding your breath in hopes of saving theirs the first 1,000 nights you put them to bed. You flick through books about sleep training, feeding, behaviour, development, and you start to snuggle up to the lie that you […]


The oxygen machine is noncommittal blue. It’s encased neatly like a suitcase you’d watch float by on a conveyor: Quietly, at the airport, hoping to see yours soon. It’s friendly in shape, no hard edges.  The wheels are situated well under the breadth of the rectangle so you trip only on the context. There’s one […]