Columns | Grief at a Distance

My Mother Lives Here Because I Live Here

It was the middle of a pandemic. Mom had just died of cancer. Why leave my home of four and a half years?

This is Grief at a Distance, a column by Matt Ortile examining his grief over his mother’s death in the Philippines during the Covid-19 pandemic.

They will never build on top of that lot. We’ll always have natural light.

people are still dying

Butthe light

Always be prepared

say hello from heaven

I’m old. You do the traveling. Collect the miles.

If you’re there, show yourself. Just don’t scare me.

This is the one

Good morning, anak