Posts by alizabethrasmussen

The Art of Goodbye

By on Jan 29, 2013 in Essays | 3 comments

The house is empty again. Empty, but not quiet, because my 13-year-old son has left the radio on in his bedroom and his Pandora station playing in the office. I can hear both from where I stand by the front door, a cacophony of nonsensical sound. With my hand still on the doorknob, I catch one last glimpse of him in the passenger seat as the car pulls out of the driveway, his wild curls reminding me he’s overdue for a haircut.   I wave, even though he’s looking the other way, then turn to survey the mess left behind in his wake.  Books and games and toys on the...

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