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The gift of life

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III   I lost a new IPhone. Worse, I lost it on the day of my wife Mae’s third death anniversary. I asked myself: “Is Mae playing a joke on me?” Years ago, I likewise lost an IPhone, to Mae’s consternation. It hassled her that I asked for […]

Grief and “small monuments”

We remember the dead. The nation commemorates the anniversaries of fallen heroes. But what about honoring the unsung multitude? In our predominantly Christian society, collective remembrance happens on All Saints’ Day and its extension, All Souls’ Day. Giving tribute to the dead is part of grieving. It is said that grief arising from the loss […]