Mending a broken link

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  • Published 20070803
  • ISBN: 9780733319389
  • Extent: 288 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm)

I’M CELEBRATING MY mother. Pink tissue paper and ribbon fold and tie over the gift: foot lotion. Lavender scented. A present for the Mother’s Day I usually forget. The last few years have been celebrated with a phone call in the late afternoon, just scraping in. Though now I’ve felt the pain, I know the sleeplessness, the sacrifice – even though I’m only four months into it.

Someone passed comment the other day: “Hunger makes the best sauce.” I liked the sound of that. It made me think of my mother: she did the best she could, and what she could do – was the best.

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