This work examines a gay survivor’s grief after his partner’s death from cardiac arrest. Their twenty-four years in relationship inform twenty years of grief. His lived experience questions the often inflexibility of heteronormativity in a world about to change. Like a portrait at exhibition, an image speaks long after the brushstrokes stop and the canvas dries. We are asked to see new things in a painting every time it’s viewed.

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