A last-minute fitness class opens my eyes to some new possibilities. Maybe this time it will be different.
“It isn’t enough that she sweat, labored, bore her daughters howling or under total anesthesia or both. No. She must be responsible for our psychic weaknesses the rest of her life. It is alright to feel kinship with your father, to forgive. We all know that. But your mother is held to a standard so exacting that it has no principles.” – Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum.