jen groeber: mama art

4 kids in 3 years: reflections on motherhood, art and life.

Tag Archives: going home

Going Home for the Funeral

I need to go home. There’s another funeral, and you always go to the funeral. In fact, funerals have become the only time I go home now, and it has … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 30 Comments

You go to the funeral.

I am in a JetBlue plane, somewhere between Massachusetts and Philadelphia, snapping gum, fighting for elbow room, staving off sleep. Every time I cough, the woman next to me flinches. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 32 Comments

Homecoming

Chik, chuk, chik, chuk; the hazards beat a dull heart. We line the cars up along the sepia-tinted streets of my childhood. There are flags trembling, a light drizzle. I … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 26 Comments

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