The Mystery of His Word
“I love you, honey. I will never forget you.” For years I wondered about my grandfather’s last words to my grandmother. He was not a religious man, and it was he who was dying. Was he confused? since then, because I’m sure it comforted my grandmother before she passed. Maybe that was his way of saying that their love would last, that their love was so strong that it didn’t matter who leave, who stays. – Kathryn Silver-Hajo
We met at a weird Lunar New Year party in Manhattan’s Chinatown, about a month before the coronavirus tore through New York. I just moved to the city to start a business; Rachel has been here for 10 years. Just a few months after sharing dumplings and introductions, we were sheltering together in a 500 square meter apartment. Although we look forward to celebrating with parades and receptions, Rachel and I will kick off this Lunar New Year by cleaning the house and re-cooking the foods we ate as adults. up, thanks we found each other. Here is hope and unexpected beginnings. – Calla Zhou
What does rich mean?
In 1980, attracted by more shifts and a pay raise of 25 cents an hour, I became a security guard at the Roosevelt Field mall on Long Island. My new gig led me to spot a pretty salesperson when I should have been observing the convenient door. That led to a date, marriage, and two lovely children. The department store where I was stationed has disappeared and the shopping center has been remodeled, but somehow the burnt brick picture where I first saw my wife remains unchanged. When I revisit that place, I think about how much poorer my life would be if I were richer. – Brian Brady
From mother to mother
Nothing makes you want to be a mother more than being one yourself. I felt like a scared child, completely lost, responsible for raising a life while feeling completely unqualified to do so. But my mother filled the freezer with casseroles, held my baby to let me rest, and washed me when I got home. When I cried without knowing why, she hugged me. She showed me how to do this, just as she showed me her whole life. She gave me everything I needed, so I can do the same for my son. – Maureen Goss
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/01/style/tiny-modern-love-stories-i-cried-without-knowing-why.html Tiny love story: ‘I cried without knowing why’