Revue: The Light of the World

Through Ink & Image

“Shadow Proves the Sunshine,”© Lynn Abbott Studios. Used with Permission.

© 2017 Lynn Abbott

After my mom died in 2008, I dragged myself though the necessary notifications to banks, retirement boards, and credit card companies.

One customer service representative stopped me mid-sentence.

She immediately expressed her sympathy, and explained that she had lost her mother just 1 1/2 years before.

“Beware, because grief’s a funny thing, “she said. “It kinda sneaks up on you when you don’t expect it.”

Holidays, she further acknowledged, had been the most difficult. She related her experience: she seemed to be doing rather well, returning to normal life. She stopped at the local supermarket to pick up items on her Christmas grocery list.

“Grief’s a funny thing…It kinda sneaks up on you when you least expect it.”

As she stood in the produce department examining oranges, the unthinkable happened. One of the oranges began to…

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