• Staying Afloat

    It has been exactly four months since I lost my mother and it has been the hardest four months of my life. I feel like everything is going downhill and the fact that she is not here bothers me every single day. I know it “okay” to cry because I do most days, but that’s not helping.  I miss talking to her on the phone so much, it hurts. I always wanted to be on the phone with her even if we were just there and not speaking at all. When it got too quiet, I would ask “mommy weh ya do … that’s why me nuh like call yu…

  • How are you?

    How are you? How are you today? How are you feeling? At least one person asks us one of those questions every day. You are already thinking about the answer and that is great. However, the answer you decided on is not the answer you really want to give. Let me guess, “I’m fine”, I’m doing good”, “I’m alright” or as many Jamaicans would put it “me good man”. But really and truly, how are you? Like you and many others, my answer is always “I’m alright, you?” That way, I flip the question and all the attention is now on the other person. As of late, that question is…