My mom bought me Tori Amos’ Under the Pink at the Willow Grove Best Buy when her mother was dying. I was 14, and I imagine it was the summer of 2000 but it was probably the winter of 1999.
My grandmother died for a long time.
I listened to Tori Amos.
Under the Pink’s opening track, “Pretty Good Year,” probably encapsulated how I was feeling about that year, even though I didn’t know it at the time. …