But facing the loss of one’s own life and the loss of a loved one are very different things.
We used this site to honor our father’s passing with memories and (memories of ) music a year after his death. We are keeping this page live as a reminder of that, as a virtual marker.
The Elder J writes about how the experience has impacted the last year and his experience of time.
The Sister writes about her regrets.
The Younger J remembers his father with a song list.
The Elder J adds his songs to that number.
And the sister adds hers.
For the three of us (and some of our readers) this has afforded us to remember our father and face what losing him means together. Nothing will change how much we miss him; but writing about him has helped us to see how much remains.