Unraveling the Mysteries of Grieving When Secrets Remain Unknown

Deep down the words for our wounds may have decayed into indecipherable runes or relics

Walter Bowne
Aug 18 · 19 min read
Gram — Nancy McCarthy Mark — on one of many tours of my garden in New Jersey. Photo by Madeline Bowne.

Six months after the funeral, the large collage has remained at the end of our hallway. It was one of three used at the funeral in Scantron, Pennsylvania.