Menopause, Motherhood, And The Orca Whale.

Mindy Stern
Human Parts
Published in
6 min readFeb 17, 2023


Lessons on love and letting go.


6:40 am. Scrolling the internet, sipping coffee, procrastinating packing. I’m visiting my daughter, 24, now living 3,000 miles away. An amazing weekend together. Laughing, talking, long walks in the park.

“How about I stay a little longer?”

“I would love that.”