As Beautiful as the Last Summer Flowers: Ambiguous Loss and New Hope

Coined by therapist Pauline Boss, ambiguous loss refers to a decline in relationship whose onset is either gradual or seems temporary. In this talk, Bill deploys this concept to consider our collective emotional journey during the Pandemic. In so doing, he draws from the poetry of Kwame Dawes and concepts of Jewish spirituality. And the healing Bill uncovers blossoms from its own paradox.

Bill is one of UUCC’s favorite lay speakers. Integral to the production of UUCC’s online Zoom services, he has taken on every role possible. At work, Bill is part of Google’s Applied Science team, functioning as a research statistician. At home, Bill enjoys hiking Coastal trails, painting watercolors, and feeding wild backyard birds.