Signs of Life

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Memories

Every word brought back so many memories. At least we have those.

Sue Macdonald more than 2 years ago

Beautiful

Mercifully, the house my parents built in 1945 still stands with only a second family in it. But in Vancouver I have watched the jaws of change tear apart countless houses - not because they have died a natural death, but because they have been bought by someone who has no interest in the house - just the tiny plot of land. As the jaws tear through the side, like a doll house, you see the ghosts of all those lives having been lived in the house - the bedrooms, the kitchen, the attic where you're certain there are secrets being lost forever. It makes me SO sad - and your words somehow help. THANK YOU Connie, for writing such a beautiful piece.

Shari Ulrich more than 2 years ago

Thank you

Thank you for this. I have a similar sadness around my childhood home. Your expression here is rich and electric. Because of you, the electricity remains. I will read it over and over, I am sure. And grieve what once was in my place, too. Thank you.

Pamela Rogers more than 2 years ago

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