The On Being Project

Gloria Jean Bubba
Gloria Jean Bubba

is a teacher from Ontario, Canada.

No Mourning, No Pieta, No Tears: Waiting for the Final Death

by Gloria Jean Bubba

A daughter shares this meditation on the grief and the loss that comes slowly from losing her mother to Alzheimer’s disease. Through the story of Gethsemane, she finds an uncomfortable solace and a quiet rebuke for falling asleep while waiting.

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No Mourning, No Pieta, No Tears: Waiting for the Final Death