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Unless by Carol ShieldsIt happens that I am going through a period of great unhappiness and loss just now All my life Ive heard people speak of finding themselves in acute pain bankrupt in spirit and body but Ive never understood what they meant To lose To have lost I believed these visitations of darkness lasted only a few minutes or hours and that these saddened people in between bouts were occupied as we all were with the useful monotony of happiness But happiness is not what I thought Happiness is the lucky pane of glass you carry in your head It takes all your cunning just to hang on to it and once its smashed you have to move into a different sort of lifeIn my new life - the summer of the year 2000 - I am attempting to count my blessings Everyone I know advises me to take up this repellent strategy as though they really believe a dramatic loss can be replaced by the renewed appreciation of all one has been given I have a husband Tom who loves me and is faithful to me and is very decent looking as well tallish thin and losing his hair nicely We live in a house with a paid-up mortgage and our house is set in the prosperous rolling hills of Ontario only an hours drive north of Toronto Two of our three daughters Natalie fifteen and Christine sixteen live at home They are intelligent and lively and attractive and loving though they too have shared in the loss as has TomAnd I have my writingYou have your writing friends say A murmuring chorus But you have your writing Reta No one is crude enough to suggest that my sorrow will eventually become material for my writing but probably they think itAnd its true There is a curious and faintly distasteful comfort at the age of forty-three forty-four in September in contemplating what
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