Amy and Risa talk about death, and a few of the moments of strange and beautiful magic that emerged during the last days of Risa’s mother-in-love Cathy Simard’s life. We cry and laugh and sketch out some tendrils of the mystery that unites us. Here we are in the darkening days, just trying to tell the truth. Love you soon.
“I’m so sorry. We don’t know. There’s no answer for you. But at least, at least we’re all in the not knowing together.”
“This episode is dedicated to my mother-in-love Cathy Simard, who ran towards me arms outstretched and hugged me tight the first time we ever met. When Cathy was diagnosed, she created a fundraiser for the women’s shelter where she had volunteered and served on the board for decades. If, as Amy says, you too are always looking for excuses to donate to women’s shelters, then we invite you to visit the Cathy Simard – A Commitment to Women and Girls Fundraiser.”