Piece Comment

Review of Memorial

This is a really lovely piece. I welled up with tears as I listened early this morning; it brought back for me my own father's illness and passing. Dmae's memorial to her mother mixes nice writing, a soft delivery and recordings of phone messages to take us very quickly into a time of sorrow and heartache for a family. Yet the recordings of Dmae's mother's phone messages made me laugh. She had a cute way of speaking.

The piece ends with some healing words of wisdom, solace for the pain life brings all of us. This is good story-telling, personal and universal, an invitation to come in and then a light turned on in the darkness.