With a broken-down oven, in a hotel kitchen, on an uninhabited island
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Susan Luzzaro lives with her family in Chula Vista, California. Her essays have been published in Puerto del Sol and Under the Sun, and in an anthology titled Getting By: Stories of Working Lives (Bottom Dog Press).
All this makes me sound selfish. I have had to make room for this selfishness inside me, to accept the fact that alongside the Sue who cares deeply, grieves excessively, and fights fiercely for her siblings is the Sue who seethes beneath her horsehair shirt. People like Mother Teresa must practice selflessness until there is no self left to practice on.