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When I learned very shortly before her death — that my mother had terminal lung cancer — this was The Thing I latched on to and pre-grieved. The loss of Future Shared Moments.

I was twelve years old.

But even at that young age — I understood Death.

The loss of my mother’s physical presence was and remains a devastating event in My Life. A something I grew around and at times…