Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Mika. It does give me comfort to know that my writing — and Ana’s story — has touched you and motivated you to reach out to your mother. I wish you the very best outcome as you embark on what must be a very difficult rekindling of a painful relationship. Sending you a gentle hug.

Occasional poet. Writer of sad essays. Novelist. Birder and amateur photographer. I enjoy trees.

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