A Month of Dreams, Grief, Birthdays, and Love

In the eighth May without Ana, I’m learning to find her in the stillness.

Jacqueline Dooley
Grief Book Club
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5 min readMay 5, 2024

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Dreams

It’s May 3rd and I’m trying to hold onto a dream of my daughter. It’s thirteen days before what would have been her 23rd birthday. I am spiraling towards wakefulness and she is here with me, but I understand she’ll be gone in…

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Jacqueline Dooley
Grief Book Club

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. Bylines: Human Parts, GEN, Marker, OneZero, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pulse, HuffPost, Longreads, Modern Loss