Smoking in the girls’ room, sneaking a drink, napping
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S.J. Miller is the pseudonym of a writer who lives in Sydney, Australia, with three dogs and a cat. Someone told her that reading aloud was good for the brain, so each evening after dinner she reads to her pets. They are halfway through the collected works of Richard Yates.
I wonder if my relationship with my mother will improve as her dementia progresses. It would make both our lives simpler. I also wonder how long it will be before I forget what a mango is. Before my home is festooned with post-it notes. Before all my mother’s deficiencies become mine.