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Katie Brugger
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Stages of Grief
A couple of weeks after Arthur
died I wrote in my journal, “I don’t remember one of the stages of grief being hell . That’s where I am right now.” A
few weeks later I wrote, “I’m in the wanting-to-break-something stage of grief
now.” Two months in I wrote, ...

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Synecdoche
Do you know the feeling of
having seen a word countless times but still not knowing what it means or even
how to pronounce it? Recently I had this experience with the word ‘synecdoche.’
A friend was describing a film and asked if I was familiar with…and her...

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My Life is Our Life
I have written before about the
pain of ceasing to say “we” and “our,” and instead saying “I” and “my” in the
year since my husband Arthur’s death. I loved being “we” with Arthur. I often
signed things A&K. The first year of my grief was
a sorrowful, haltin...

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My life is Our Life
I have written before about the
pain of ceasing to say “we” and “our,” and instead saying “I” and “my” in the
year since my husband Arthur’s death. I loved being “we” with Arthur. I often
signed things A&K. The first year of my grief was
a sorrowful, haltin...

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Presence as Distinct from Present
“Be present” is a common admonition these days. Eckhart
Tolle became famous for his book The
Power of Now , which is about being present in the here and now. The idea is
to let go of our obsession with the past and future, neither of which actually
exist in...

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Why We Say We Lost Someone When They Die
Recently someone said they
thought it was odd that people will say, when someone they love has died, that
they’ve ‘lost’ that person. I used to think it was odd too…until my husband
died. Now I find myself saying, “I lost my husband.” This came to mind toni...

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Rewriting the Story
In my book We Are All Innocent by Reason
of Insanity I describe how we tell a Story that defines our lives. What
I mean by insanity is ‘confusing our mind-generated reality with actual
reality.’ Our personal narratives are an example of that confusion. We b...

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Spiritual Productivity
Recently I read The TibetanBook of the Dead, translated by Robert Thurman. More accurately, I read his
introduction to Tibetan culture and Buddhism, and only a couple of the actual
prayers for the dead. I found the prayers too esoteric to be of any meaning ...

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Even Desolation is a Country to be Explored
Last year someone kindly gave me a book of daily meditations
for grief, called Healing After Loss ,
by Martha Hickman. Each day has a quote by someone else and Ms. Hickman’s reflections
on the quote. A few days ago the quote was: “Even desolation is a count...

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Take More Videos
I have one regret. I don’t have
more of Arthur on video. And I have over a hundred hours of him on video. One of the
things we did in 2010 was produce a weekly hour-long TV show called “A Question
of Meaning.” The show consisted entirely of the two of us ta...
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