“You Can Close Your Eyes”

Thanks to Bury Me in New Jersey for interviewing me about Virtual Memory Circles, the “What Have We Lost?” video, and grief in a virtual world. Check out the podcast episode below by scrolling down to “You Can Close Your Eyes.”

St. Thomas Bury Me In NJ

This week’s episode features hospice nurse and clinical manager at Hospice of the Chesapeake, Monica Hastings. During our conversation, Monica explains the services that hospice offers patients and families towards the end of life, the misconceptions/fear surrounding this field, and how working in death work has totally changed her outlook on life.Produced by Nick Rumaczyk. Theme music: “P to the A” by Anonymous Novels.
  1. St. Thomas
  2. The Long & Winding Road
  3. Paper Roses
  4. Canon in D
  5. You Can Close Your Eyes

What Have We Lost?

On July 30, 2020, I invited people to share up to five things they’ve lost since COVID-19, in just a few words each, in observance of Tisha B’Av, a day of mourning on the Jewish calendar. Over 25 hours, 95 people shared their losses anonymously in a Google Form. These are some of the results.

Thank you to everyone who contributed. May we swiftly return to a time of life, a time of touch, and a time of healing. If the video moves you, please share.