Author Archives: Larry Lynn

Her Father’s Death: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote for 10.20.16

The emptiness was like hunger and indigestion, all tucked up under her lungs. She was reminded of her father’s death. The call she had taken that evening in her tiny med school apartment, her mother telling her that he was in the hospital. She had not changed clothes or told anyone she was leaving. Took

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My Mom Died: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 10.13.16

Shortly after my mom died, an older relative called and said, “I’m leaving you alone now, but I’ll check back in six months.” When I asked why, she said, “Because that’s when they’re really gone.” And she was right. That’s how long it took for me to get that I was really never going to

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FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE: An AfterTalk Inspirational Quote:

FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE is a famous sermon given by Rabbi Kenneth Berger on Yom Kippur day in the fall of 1986. It was inspired by the crash of the Challenger space shuttle on January 28, 1986 and the subsequent revelation that the crew had likely survived the explosion and lived for another five minutes

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AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 9.29.16

“But I explained that deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in

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The interesting thing about grief

Stephen Colbert is no stranger to grief. When he was 10 years old, his father and two older brothers died in an Eastern Airlines plane crash in North Carolina. He made several statements when his mother passed at 92, including these. A video follows. “The interesting thing about grief, I think, is that it is

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