Widow Author:Lynn Caine After my husband died I felt like one of those spiraled shells washed up on the beach. Poke a straw through the twisting tunnel around and around and there is nothing there. No flesh, no life. What ever lived there is dried up and gone. — Our society is set up so that most women lose thier identities when thier husbands die... — There are over ten... more » million widows in America today. One out of every six women over the age of 21 is a widow. And the statistics show that women are becomming widows at younger and younger ages. For most of them the experience is not only a personal tragedy but often a rude awakening to the fact that our society turns away from death and from those who have been left behind.
The consequences of surpressing emotion, facing grief totally unprepared, ignorant of the dynamics of the reaction to loss, of dealing with the role of a single woman, a single parent, and a single provider in a coupled world are explored here in realistic and compelling terms.
Lynn Caine's story is a couragious one that can serve to enlighten us all.« less