Of Holiday Traditions

Ghosts in my mailing list rest.

backstory: One of the old traditions we uphold in my family is that of sending relatives and family friends handwritten holiday greetings. As I go through my mailing list this season looking for postal addresses, I observe with great sadness that quite a number of people in my address book have died during the past few years, from various illnesses.

While it is sad to delete their contact details, there’s beauty in this. Because this act brings me some closure. More so, as I ponder how to deal with disappearance of some online friends from the internet; a topic worth exploring in the future.

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Khaya Ronkainen
Khaya Ronkainen is a writer, poet and blogger. Her blog focuses on poetry and creative nonfiction, and also features poets and their books.
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