Monday, April 27, 2009


"It comes in waves..One moment you're doing fine, living your life...Then in the next instant, boom, there it is...Sometimes it comes in the form of a black hole inside you, sucking the rest of you into it; at other times it is a sense of disconnection..."

Christopher Buckley,"Mum and Pup and Me," The New York Times Magazine, April 26, 2009

In Nonprofit Leadership I wrote a chapter, "Time: Obstacle, Friend, Tool, and Teacher." Loss is an inevitable part of time. Buckley's essay, an excerpt from his forthcoming book Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir, reflect's on the neverending experience of parental loss.

If you're lucky there's some sweetness along with the black holes.

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