DECEMBER 6 — Tiger, Angel

Thank you so much for the outpouring of caring. Reading all the notes made me teary and grateful for all of the wonderful people in my beautiful daughter’s life. I’ll try to update every day, but sometimes it might be hard. Things are changing quickly. After a traumatic couple of days, Caitlin was relatively stable […]

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JULY 27–Coincidences, 1

Little Matches, CF, Caitlin O'Hara

I’ve been meaning to write down a bunch of coincidences for a long time. I’ll start with this most recent one. We are home, as most know. We escaped Pittsburgh for a few weeks. It’s been strange but great to be back. While here, I was reading an old journal from 2010. Back then, Caitlin, […]

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JANUARY 11–Changes

A few weeks ago I sent the email below to my beautiful friend Monique, with whom I share a wonderful ongoing conversation about everything, often including music, via text, email, and whatsapp voice messages.  We talk about how a song can embed itself into a feeling hugely disproportionate to its merit musically – making you […]

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DECEMBER 25 –Update from the Grinch

caitlin o'hara, little matches

When you are waiting for transplant, you wear a lot of lounge wear. I wear slippers every day, and after two years on the list, my feet are softer and smoother than ever.  My wardrobe is an alternating cycle of lounge-pieces, some raggedy, some for when ‘people’ are visiting. I’ve been wearing the same pair […]

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APRIL 24–“The timeless, repetitive waiting.”

Well, today marks one year on the transplant list. On April 24, 2014, Caitlin wrote a blog post about what was ahead. And what was ahead has turned out to be a very long wait. I was telling a friend that it reminds me of the beautiful show and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, (TALES OF THE) […]

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MARCH 24–Synchronicities

Synchronicities—so many of them. Including the fact that Caitlin’s from-Maine boyfriend’s grandmother grew up in Pittsburgh. Today we discovered “Polish Hill,” where Andrew’s great-grandfather owned and operated a drugstore, right next to where that red awning is. Caitlin’s great-grandfather in Massachusetts was also a druggist. Our address in Boston is Staniford Street, #16. Our address […]

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MARCH 15–Winter to Spring

Today marks three months here, but this beautiful painting, which our wonderful friend, Stephanie Danforth, recently painted and sent to Caitlin, reminds us that spring is imminent, and that every day spent waiting means one fewer day to wait. PS: If you want to follow this blog, just click +Follow, down to the right, and […]

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