All the Things That Remind Me of Her

After my wife died, music and movies we once loved became the very triggers I tried my hardest to avoid. A song, a poem, a scene from a film triggers memories. You’re startled, moved, shaken. And you’re faced with two options: 1) engage with the work and the memories it calls up, or 2) retreat, postpone, avoid.

Source: Salon
Published: Nov 24, 2010
Length: 9 minutes (2,419 words)
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