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When Holidays are Not So Bright

There are certain stages in life that are tender, even extremely sensitive.

Marriage, the birth of a child, tenderly caressing an infant as he sleeps on your chest, and saying goodbye when moving from this life to the next.

The first time I recall attending a memorial, a funeral dinner, my attention was on the food, and probably a lot of questions of why are we here. I remember being quite young, and the concept of losing someone, especially someone I didn’t really know, didn’t add up. It was a missing piece in this experience we call life.

Fastforward several years, I recall my dad in an emot...


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