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Age of Empathy

This Second Holiday Season Without Mom is Even Harder Than Before

Last year I was still in shock, I think

Photo by Kate Hliznitsova on Unsplash

My mother died in September of 2020. She was 89 years old and more than ready to go, but it’s never easy to lose someone you love, even if they’ve lived a good, long life. To top it off, she absolutely loved Christmas, and Mom’s house was always overflowing with vintage Santas…



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Elle Beau ❇︎

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. I am a traveler and a map maker. On Mastodon