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  • Issue 38

My Favorite Thing

Death doula Alua Arthur tells the story behind her favorite crystal. Words by John Clifford Burns. Photograph by Kanya Iwana.

This crystal belonged to my brother-in-law, Peter, who died from Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2013. My sister wasn’t yet ready to pack up all of his things or to get rid of them, so we just moved his belongings into storage briefly. About six months later, we went through them and I found a crystal at the bottom of a backpack that he’d probably used for traveling. Since I’m a traveler and have often traveled with only a backpack, I found


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Eight

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