Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Grief Sudoku, Julie Cozens
about this piece.
I have made a grief sudoku, it doesn't add up, it is impossible to solve, the usual rules do not apply. The number all originate from the outgoing decade, I have mixed feelings about this last 10 years. I am glad to see it go, because of the pain it contains, but it also hosts so many precious memories. Like the 135 days of Thomas' life and that he was my 4th son. And the sadder ones like 2008 when grief became part of me. There are triumphant ones like the 27 kilos I lost. And happier ones like the 3 dogs that keep me from sliding over the edge some days. Welcome to the 201st decade. --Julie
about the contributor.
Julie Cozen's son Thomas was born in October 2007. In Julie's words, "I was 42 years old, I was already the Mum of three children, aged 11, 21 and 23. He was born with many health challenges and needed surgery to save his life. He was just not well enough to survive the surgery. Thomas died aged 135 days old in February 2008. I am trying to live around my broken heart."