My mother passed through the threshold on June 3, 2013, after a series of strokes beginning in December, 2012. I departed from Toronto and joined her just after the performance of Mythic, an exploration of the ancient story of Demeter and Persephone, designed as a prayer for the solstice and rebirth of the light.

Our six months together were profound, challenging and healing. As my mother’s live-in caregiver, all artistic work underway in Toronto was suspended, and I gave myself completely...


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