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Learning How to Blow my Blues: the Grief and Gift of Saxophone Healing

A father’s love lives on

Photo by Benjamin Ranger on Unsplash

When I first read the phrase “anticipatory grief” in a book, my gut leapt in recognition. I was eight months into what would be almost a year of caregiving my spouse through a rapid form of ALS.

Already I’d experienced the odd sternum-tightening of tears that needed to be let…

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Alison Acheson

Alison Acheson

My latest book is a memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days With ALS. My newsletter is on Substack: THE UNSCHOOL FOR WRITERS.