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Arts & Entertainment - March 26, 2010

The art of remembrance

At Kara, people pay tribute to loved ones by creating memorial quilts

by Rebecca Wallace

Faced with creating a quilt panel in memory of her late husband, Enrico, Zeina Daoud felt overwhelmed. How could she depict all that he was in one square?

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Posted by Gloria Schulz
a resident of another community
on Mar 26, 2010 at 7:01 pm

As a current KARA volunteer, I also made a square for my sister who had died suddenly when I was 18. At that time there were no grief organizations available for people to try to sort out their feelings, and if it wasn't for my strong desire to stay in college, I easily could have lost my focus and harmed myself and others in trying to sort out my feelings of anger and grief. I'm deeply grateful to KARA for providing such a powerful and rich training program, which allows volunteers opportunities to explore their own experiences of loss as we also learn how to help others in their own grief work. Many times during my volunteer work I hear or see in others reflections of my own experiences and I realize again how interconnected we human beings are.

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