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November 26, 2002
I imagine that breaking out of your cultural mold, out of how you were raised is similar to Neo breaking out of the Matrix. I might lecture my mother and let her know that favoring any one of her grandchildren will result in her not seeing any of them. Or I might simply let her hold her grandson for the first time, and let the realization hit her that it’s possible to love them both with all her heart, and not have to rank order them.

I don’t know whether to be furious with my mother or simply pity her.