When my father died my mother was still alive. And I think when your second parent dies, there is that shock: “Oh man, I’m an orphan.” There’s also this relief: It’s done; it’s finished; it’s over. Because I had felt for so many years that there was this sense of going through this whole passage, this whole last part of their lives, and all the emotional and practical difficulties of that.
Posts Tagged: Fresh Air
On Tumblr, Fresh Air itself highlights the conversation between Martha Bayne and Zoe Zolbrod about Bayne’s Rumpus essay “Knocked Over: On Biology, Magical Thinking and Choice.”
Bayne recorded a Fresh Air interview about the piece that—as you know if you’ve read the conversation—never aired....more
On Fresh Air, Maureen Corrigan reviews The Age of Miracles, a new novel by Karen Thompson Walker about “the slowing” of the world, told by an eleven year old girl, Julia.
“Sure, the natural world may be melting, but every bit as inexplicable and terrifying is the scene where Julia’s longtime best girlfriend turns into a popular pod person and freezes her out at recess one day.”...more