Holly Tsun Haggarty is an artist, educator and scholar, who believes in and practices art as a way of knowing. She writes as a route to meaning. One road she enjoys is the long north shore of Lake Superior—a good thing, as she recently she became a long-distance grandmother. Though her baby grandson forgets her between visits, she remembers for him. One day, he may return the favour. Holly’s favourite flavour is wild raspberry pie, especially at the end of a garden-fresh dinner shared with family. She learned that from her mother.
Portrait of the Artist’s Mother by Barbara Bickle
The Stations of Her Loss
It came with first breath,
with a baptism from holy waters, with a slap
that knocked you into the noise of time.
It came, as…