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Untangling: An Unhappy Birthday (Chapter 42)

I wanted to give my mother a happy birthday, I really did, but it seemed an impossibility. Favorite restaurants, stores, and theaters we’d enjoyed together had lost their luster. I’d imagined rescuing her from mental facilities, drug fogs and severe new rules that had been imposed on her but my birthday plans failed again and again.Even though she was with me she seemed to have moved to a place I couldn’t reach. You can hear an excerpt of this chapter at this link: https://www.instagram.com/p/C3YZSCnv7xP/