_____[166]

_____ [166] – n. unsolvable puzzle left in the wake of a tragedy:

When his wife left the house that morning, her last words were, “I will be your substitute today.” For the rest of his life, he wrestled with the _____ [166] of wondering if his wife had some premonition that she would die and he would survive the bombing of Hiroshima.

Closing the Door, a Haiku written by Mark Dimor illustrating _____ [166] 

One day arm and arm

We left home and closed the door

You never returned

Originally published on the Donna, the book, blog

Mark’s book, Donna, A Photo Memoir of Love and Loss, is a narrative of a marriage focusing on the journey from his wife’s terminal diagnosis to her death in August 2011. 

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