Rachel’s Tale: “Your Heart Doesn’t Up Close When Your Individual Dies” 3
Inside our Your Stories series, individuals who have lost a loved one share their unique viewpoint through essays, poetry and artwork. One ago, Rachel Brougham’s husband Colin died in a cycling accident at just 39 year. Here, she discusses life, love — and dating — being a young widow.
When I walk down the sidewalk, the sound repeats it self behind me personally. There’s a stomp, a crunch after which laughter. Often we hear, “Ooh, that has been an excellent one, ” or “That’s an one that is big there! ” Then it starts yet again.
It’s March in Minneapolis, Minnesota — the full time of the year when all that snowfall melts in the day then refreezes during the night, creating chunks of ice and giant puddles on town pavements and roads.
The stomp is my 10-year-old son Thom, and my boyfriend Matt, slamming their legs on chunks of ice. [Read more…]