Graduation breakfast for
Reach your Peak scholars
The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal, every other affliction to forget; but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open; this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude. - WASHINGTON IRVING, THE SKETCH BOOKA duty to mourn, grieve and remember - the only way I have to reconnect to Nicole. I am still her mother even if she is gone. I do not neglect my son, nor do I take less joy in his love. But we both know she is gone. She would not want us to live in grief but in my defense, I can't say she would do better herself. So there.