Julie Lauterbach-Colby













This essay started with the idea of finding original material and being fascinated by the scientific language used to describe someone who has died. I liked the sense of removal one gets from that side, and I didn't want to lose that; in fact, I wanted that removal to be the focus point for commentary: a discussion on grief, on looking, on ruminating about how we remember a person when that person is no longer part of the living, breathing conversation. So, I suppose, what? This essay is a tangible splicing of that living with the dead. My own attempt to get under some of those layers.