Nonfiction 3.3

Lent by Jo Page

Lent by Jo Page

Nonfiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 Everything is quiet now that the people have gone home. I am sitting in my office, lingering after the Ash Wednesday service. My office opens directly into the chancel and I have left the side spotlights on so that when […]

Sitting Shiva on the Faded Sofa by Leslie Neustadt

Sitting Shiva on the Faded Sofa by Leslie Neustadt

Nonfiction, Vol. 3.3, Sept. 2009 My siblings and I squeezed together on the faded sofa my Aunt Gert had picked up at a house sale. We sat on that sofa for the seven days of shiva, the Jewish ritual of mourning. We covered the mirrors […]