In his book, Making Toast, journalist and essayist Roger Rosenblatt wrote about the death of his thirty-eight-year-old daughter, Amy. In his latest book, Kayak Morning, he offers a “personal meditation on grief itself.”
This year at Chautauqua, the famed lecture series founded in 1874, he talked about his book and about his grief with John Shelby Spong, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years and the great champion of an inclusive faith.
“When you love someone,” Rosenblatt writes, “every moment is shadowed by the fear of loss, and when the loss occurs you feel more love than ever.”
One of the most poignant points in the Chautauqua conversation comes when Rosenblatt talks about his quest to “get his daughter back.”