• benjamin@anewpossibility.com

    April 24, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Christine – thank you for sharing your poem here. I can relate to your feeling that your mom’s Yi lives on through you. I was not close to my father, and he lived a largely unrealized life. But since he died on Easter Sunday 2018, I’ve felt that my own Yi is in a certain way redeeming the life he never was able to live. While he was alive, I never would have considered wanting any kind of connection to him after his death. In many ways, his death was a relief to me. And yet, I’m finding my connection to him know more easeful, and I have a sense that he is rooting for my Yi, that he wants me to stretch beyond where he was able to go. Your poem is beautiful.