an extra day to remember

As a way to acknowledge our collective losses, or the “circle of sadness,” Calliope not-so-recently proposed that we use this”extra” leap day to take an extra moment to honor our collective grief.  So much loss.  Instead of birthdays and other life celebrations, would-be parents whose babies didn’t make it are faced with would-be due dates and other sad anniversaries to mark the passage of time.  Thanks to Cali for suggesting that we dedicate a post on February 29 in honor of the memory of those we have lost.  And so, I leave you with this, which I have shared before but seemed fitting.  (See this for more info.)   

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~ by luna on February 27, 2008.

6 Responses to “an extra day to remember”

  1. What a great idea. I’m on board.

  2. I love this idea. I’d been thinking tomorrow just might be the most awesome day ever for my beta — if it happens to be negative. You know, so I can literally not have to see that day again for another 4 years.

  3. It is such a good thing to know we are not alone in our grief. Sometimes it is hard to remember that others are here, or have been here, too.

  4. This is a wonderful idea. Missed it one day late, but I will honor it nevertheless. And unfortunately there is so much grief.

  5. P.S. Your poem is beautiful.

  6. Great idea. I just discovered your blog… think we have a FET this month around the same time. All the best to you!! -Dot

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