March 20, 2014
What of my childhood is worth remembering, and what better forgotten? I no longer respond to my cousin J's Christmas cards--there's no feeling behind them, no desire to keep in touch--so why respond? The essence of family is that there's a connection not to be broken--so if there's no real connection, why pretend? When I emailed her after she had her twin babies, she made sure to point out in her response that she wouldn't have time to keep in touch. And after learning that Uncle T died without anyone telling me, I no longer consider Uncle D as family.