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The Sound of love


June 21, 2018

“In space, no one can hear you scream.” That’s what they say, at least.

I’m not sure. But I know that in adulthood, no one should hear you get sick.

When you are young and you get sick, there is always someone there to comfort you. When you have the flu as a child, living on stale Saltine crackers and warm, flat ginger ale, your mom or dad is always there with a bucket and the promise, eternal on parents’ lips, that the current state of things is not the permanent state of things. That things are not okay now, but that someday they will be.

Two weeks ago, my four-year-old daughte...

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