Shoes on the Danube

Sometimes simplicity makes for the most powerful memorials, and that is true of the Shoes on the Danube Promenade where I returned multiple times when visiting Budapest. On the other hand, there is something to be said for largescale remembrance, and that’s true of the Dohány Street Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue …

Some time ago, my partner’s dad and step-mom decided to do a once-in-a-lifetime trip with their sons. When they asked Jeff and his brother where they would like to go, I am told that Jeff was immediate with his response: Prague, Vienna and Budapest. So, they walked mile after mile through those three cities, …

This is a story of healing among signs and sunrises. Because when my fiancé died, I needed a little help from beyond to set out on the path toward healing. There is a part of me that knew that my fiancé was dying. But I resisted that knowledge and convinced myself that he was …

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