Saying Goodbye to a Cat Is the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

The grief is a sharp pain in my chest and a suffocating weight in my stomach. It comes in waves, an ebbing and flowing tide that spills out of my eyes at random times. Every day the ocean of sorrow empties a little, but it’s only been a few days and I expect it to take many more to become a more…

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Maria Shimizu Christensen

Maria Shimizu Christensen

Writer. Maker. Featured in Medium’s 2021 list of Stories That Started Conversations. I write about life. https://www.mariashimizuchristensen.com