Dear Shannon,

You have no idea how timely & practical your advice is to me. I LOVE my grief. I revel in it. Shit, I’m so good, I should be able to make a living as a professional griever. (Surely the trump estate will need some for the orange thing’s funeral?! But I digress.) If it wasn’t for my daughter & my sense of humor, I would have been lost.

Still, you are so, so correct! Attitude is everything! Correcting the course of thoughts. If I would have just waited patiently, time alone would have done nothing but entrench me deeper! Thank you.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.