Nathanial Garrod

a masterpost, if you would

on the right is my mother, Gayle, on the day of her first wedding

i didn’t intend to talk about this much on the internet today, but many circumstances have led me here.

i don’t really have a whole lot to say, that is new or that you might not know if you know me — but my mom passed away 16  years ago today. this is likely the single most impactful event in my life and has shaped me and made me who i am. i look around, and everything i have now comes from that moment.

i’ve talked about this plenty online, but not much over the last few years. you’d have to go back a bit to see some of that. i did write a minicomic/zine about losing my mother & traveling to visit her grave (largely adapted from a 2013 post linked below).

further, the longer it has been since this time in my life, the less it feels like the single most impacting event – plenty of other things have significant value and impact.

i did want to make sure to update my collection of writings on this topic – this more serves as a so-called masterpost of the collective writings i’ve done on this subject that can be found on the social internet and are still openly accessible (to the best of my recollection).

The Day Before: A Tribute (3/28/2010)

I Know (3/29/2010)

The Pilgrimage (3/29/2010)

The Gift of Pizza (3/1/2012)

Life Carries On (4/3/2012)

The Six Year Trip (3/29/2013)

10 Years Time: A Memorial (3/29/2014)

Gear Grubbing, Impatience & Changing It Up (3/29/2015)

thoughts on missing my mom (3/29/2016)

She was supposed to go home on Monday (3/31/2017)

not available online: I Hope You Find What You’re Looking For (minicomic/zine) (March 2019)

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