One by one, the lights go out

Kausik Datta
11 min readJan 3, 2020

An essay on personal loss and bereavement

Photo by Geetanjal Khanna on Unsplash

As a year has come to a close and we begin our journey around the sun anew, this is a personal, reflective post, written to serve as catharsis during a moment of grief and loss, as well as to record some memories.

It was an unremarkable, reasonably bright Friday morning in October when my flight touched down at the Dulles International Airport…

Kausik Datta

Wannabe storyteller in science. Graduate of John Hopkins Science Writing MA program.