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April 22, 2018
What else has she learned? Instead of love, many of us turn to rejection first. We like to know that we were the first one to reject. We kid ourselves that we are safe in that act. That's what she remembers from the house with the shiny brown floor. Looking into the kitchen, she sees her mother preparing her father's favorite sinigang. Her father arrives, moody and unreachable. Her mother sees this and instead of offering dinner, she locks herself in the powder room. This has been a habit, a dance of who is the first one to serve coldness.