When You Lose A Parent

If you’re alive, it will happen, or it already has

A son’s hand clasps his mother’s. She was gone just hours later—photo by Mercurywoodrose on Wikimedia Commons.

It can start with something as little as a slight pain or as dramatic as a hard fall. Our parents may be with it “up there,” but their poor little bodies become weak and frail. Whereas the body of a car usually outlasts the engine, the opposite is true of humans.

No matter how your parent starts to decline, the result is always the same. That’s a…



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Arthur Keith

Arthur Keith


8x top writer in LGBTQ, Music, and Climate Change. I also write about travel and politics, and honor my late son in many pieces. LOVE well-researched articles!