Deb Brandon: Living in Radiant Color

On Death

I’m sure there are many of us who while experiencing a life threatening ordeal question our feelings about death. The Lady of Shalott by Henry Peach Robinson (1830-1901) (labeled for reuse) I remember my fear of dying during my first few months after my brain bleeds. Each seizure scared me—would this one kill me? Every … Read more

Dead is Dead

Mum said, “I don’t like the idea of cremation. It seems so…final.” Cremation is a big no-no in the Jewish religion. But Mum and I weren’t discussing religion. Dad had a heart attack the previous week and after having a stent put in, was doing much better. Finally, we were able to verbalize our fears, … Read more

Grieving for Danny

Danny died a couple of weeks ago.He’s gone, forever. Dead, dead, dead. I say the word, and tears well up, but I don’t understand why. I don’t understand this word, “dead.” What does it mean? I want to know why such a word can make me cry. I want to understand. “Demise” is like “death,” … Read more