In Praise of Mists and Shadows

Catherine J.F. Sietkiewicz

is a writer, poet, and musician with an interest in excavating and reflecting upon the human experience, and imbuing the mire of life with meaning.

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September 29th, 2017

The turbidity of Melbourne’s Yarra River reflects the murkiness of inner life. When faced with loss and joy, we must sink into shadows before we can make the crossing — and emerge more whole on the opposite shore.

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October 10th, 2015

There is no handbook for grief. With grace, kindness, and gentleness, a daughter candidly shares her experience of mourning after the unexpected loss of her father.