Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lev's Card, Aliza

Lev's Card. 2008
Aliza Rothman Labowitz
Mixed Media. Poetry. Stone with acrylic.


about the piece.
Aliza and her husband sent this card, front shown on left, and the back shown on right, after their child, Lev River was stillborn. She accompanied the card with the poem Your Perfect Feet with a small river rock with Lev's name on it. In a letter that came with the card and rock, Aliza wrote a heartfelt letter explaining her and her husband's grief. She urges her friends and family to keep the rock somewhere to remember Lev. In her letter, Aliza writes, "We are forever changed by Lev's brief life and his death. A part of us died when he did. We now have to begin picking up the pieces and figuring our who we are in the aftermath of losing our beloved son.

"We ask that you continue to hold us in your hearts. We hope that you can be patient with us as we find our way. That you do not have too many expectations and understand that grief is ongoing and non-linear. We will never be over the loss of our son. We will always be heartbroken; we will always think about him, the things he never got to do and the ages he never got to turn."

about the contributor.
Aliza is a grieving mother. Her first son, Lev River, was stillborn August 20, 2008, at 38 weeks. Aliza is an expressive arts therapist who has had a hard time finding her way back to the arts since the loss of her son. Aliza welcomed her second son into the world on March 20, 2010.


  1. Aliza

    This is a beautiful way of not only remembering Lev River but also bringing other's into your grief and helping them to remember too. I wish I had thought of something like this myself.

    It is a really great idea and so beautifully done.

    Thanks for sharing

  2. Holding Lev in my heart, Aliza.

  3. Holding Lev in my heart, Aliza.


  4. A tender way to engage others in your story and grief. Thinking of you and Lev.


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