a thrill from spending money, eating out, getting something new. It's as though
something in me broke, when I was little, and a switch is stuck that makes me
want something, vaguely. My kids don't have that at all, none of them.
Keith said he wanted them to grow up undamaged, and this might be part of what "undamaged" looks like. They're realistic and not needy.
photo by Sandra Dodd, of a design on a lampshade
This post is a repeat, but anyone who remembers it from five years ago
might see it differently now.