I am sharing with you a link for a radio show I hope you will listen to.
As 2020 draws to a close and we find ourselves in that place between the holidays and the New Year, we may be in a kind of no-man’s land of emotion. This year the pandemic and the emergence of deep social and political divisions brought losses and feelings of grief, anger, confusion and dismay. As we move through these final days of the year, we may find ourselves even more emotionally depleted and disoriented than usual.
Saying Goodbye, currently airing around the country on NPR stations, is a show about how to be with our loved ones as they are dying. And yet I think this show speaks to all of us, addressing that tender place of grief that surfaces from time to time, whether from old losses or new.
As an author of a memoir about grief, I was interviewed by host Anne Hallward about saying goodbye to my son. That 7-minute interview and a reading of one of my poems occur near the end of this hour-long show.
I hope you will take some time for yourself to listen to the whole show and be moved and inspired by the stories in it as they strengthen your sense of connection to our one human family.
Save the Date…
Memoir 101: Writing the Stories of Your Life, the 5-week live online course, will begin on Tuesday, January 26, 2020 at 10 AM. Click here for more information and to register. Look for a message from me with more about this next week.
2 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye”
I love Catharine’s work and how she shares it. As emotional beings, we need such support networks for our feelings especially when they go profoundly deep, so we can harmonize challenging experiences and release pain that immobilizes us.
I am profoundly grateful to have been able to join Catharine H. Murrays classes on Memoir Writing. I want to write Stories of my Life and her classes are wonderfully helpful, as is meeting others doing the same thing.
Most gratefully, Clare Hallward