Slate writer and poet Meghan O’Rourke has an impressive seven part series that chronicles her experiences after her mother’s death from cancer in December.  As a writer, she brings those skills of language as well as research to an emotional topic.

Quoting everyone from Hamlet and C.S. Lewis to our own Franz Wright (Pulitzer Prize winner and Honorary Board Member of The Children’s Room) and academic texts on grieving, O’Rourke weaves her own personal observations on her grief as an adult child when her mother dies at the young age of 55.

A must read for people grappling with grief.  Read the full article on Slate’s website.