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Her Best Friend’s Wake
01 September, 2021(0)CommentsNgaio Davis

Her Best Friend’s Wake

There were flowers, stories, tears and laughter. There was tenderness and grief and love.

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Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill)
14 April, 2021(0)CommentsNgaio Davis

Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill)

It was spring at the end of November in Auckland. My parents, sister and I flew from Vancouver to Auckland for my oldest sister’s tangi, […]

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A Pile of Sticks for James
21 November, 2020(0)CommentsNgaio Davis

A Pile of Sticks for James

James was a boy who enjoyed the outdoors*. He loved hiking, and the wolf was his favourite animal. When he goes for walks, James often […]

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Seeking Solace in Ritual
08 July, 2020(2)CommentsNgaio Davis

Seeking Solace in Ritual

There’s joy in being welcomed by spring at the end of November. My parents, second sister and I left Vancouver on a cold, rainy day. […]

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Daughters’ Farewell
15 May, 2020(3)CommentsNgaio Davis

Daughters’ Farewell

I held the door open for the widow and her two daughters. The older of the girls was about nine years old, her sister likely […]

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