Deborah Barchi
Aug 10, 2023

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I really enjoyed this essay and smiled and agreed with almost everything you said, except about the grief of losing a pet. I have known that grief, several times, and it is intense and it does linger. So saying “sorry about your loss” is entirely appropriate and brings a bit of comfort.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.