I Miss Him While He’s Here

I Miss Him While He’s Here

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I Miss Him While He’s Here

Almost a century has passed since the Carter Family recorded their classic country song, “Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?” Like any good Appalachian ballad, it is an ominous and mournful melody of life and death, love and loneliness. These concepts are presented as simply and distinctly as the tune, as if they were complete opposites with no overlap. Not quite that long ago, my husband introduced himself to me by declaring, “You’re gonna…

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