Human Parts
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Human Parts

Lived Through This

I Wrote 60 Songs While My Mom Was Dying

We all cope differently

I wrote sixty songs during the three months that my mom was dying. I was disgusted with my muse, who had ghosted me for years and chose the end of her life to set a fire in me.

But you can’t deny it—you can’t be holding your mom’s hand and have a melody loop in your head and…

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Patrick Berlinquette

Patrick Berlinquette

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Founder of a NY search ad agency (like we need another). Finding humor in ad tech’s depravity. Writings @ NY Times. newsletter: berlinquette.substack.com