Signs of the Afterlife

Life continues, even when it’s no longer visible. (photo by Kevin Smith)

“We cannot assert that after death there is nothing. Something can never become nothing.” Thich Nhat Hanh

The night before my mom died, she visited me in a dream. She showed me a drawing she’d made in an art class. It was a labyrinthian pattern with multiple twists and turns resembling a journey through a maze. I expressed this to her and she smiled. Around the same time, a light fixture blew in my brother’s home. My mom…



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Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.