On the phone with my eldest daughter, I do the thing mothers do to their eldest daughters: I list all of the things stressing me out. “… mostly money, exhaustion, Bea’s high school, this is probably the month I find a lump.” I say this as I reach down and touch my left breast. I…
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Bea starts high school next year and would like to go to a religious private school. Private schools in Los Angeles are cliché circles. This school is…
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Chapter Five (with linked recap)
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I think I know when gravity disappeared.
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1. Buy some of those filler little white baby’s breath flowers for yourself. They last until they collect dust, and they look dainty and pretty in a…
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I found a non-red lipstick that makes me feel like a beautifully mature French woman. It’s called Devotion, a Laura Mercier color. I apply, tilt my head…
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Tropicalia Chapter Four
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