"Fall 2021 - Tie Quilt"


Teresa of Galway. That’s the name I give her as she waits to die. I don’t remember when I began naming them. It wasn’t out of disrespect, but to freeze-frame each life. At the hospice where I volunteer, it seems important to distinguish one death from another …


Donna Costa is an author and former holistic health practitioner. Her health articles have appeared in Bowen Hands, the journal of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia, and she regularly shares her musings at thereconnection.com. Her debut novel Breathing with Trees, released in 2020, is a young adult coming-of-age story.