The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

The Day I Discovered My Mother Was A Lunatic

On the 157 bus

Photo of author’s mother with her hair cut and dyed ‘like an English hussy.’ Photographer unknown and certainly dead.

Children are inherently conservative. They wish to be ‘normal’ like other children. They wish their lives to reflect those of other children. To be different is a burden.

I was twelve, on the cusp of my teenage years, those years when you are allowed, expected even, to challenge and rail against the strictures of your parents.

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