Saturday, May 26, 2012

the last book I ever read (Are You My Mother? excerpt three) (how do I do this with a graphic memoir?)

from Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama:

Get out of my sight. Get out of this kitchen! I don't want to see you!

I would leave for college six weeks after this incident.

I know now that children and parents engineer these sorts of conflicts to make their parting more bearable.
And it was no accident that our fight had been about a word.
Language was our field of contest, and however unconsciously, I had indeed been provoking my mother.

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