July 22, 2015

“Eventually, the time came that the children needed to meet family. Everyone wanted to visit immediately after the children were born but we forced them to wait while we tried to understand why our children were not children. The man and I placed many phone calls, inviting our parents to the house, then our siblings, then our various other relatives: grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins. We invited family friends and then those strange distant relations that were neither friends nor family but some strange hybrid of the two, those people whom were never quite clear on whether or not there was any blood connection. The man and I told everyone to arrive at our house during a weekend in the early afternoon. When we opened the door, our family members were arranged in a long line stretching down the sidewalk.”

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