Thursday October 31, 2019
quote from Marie Howe in bombmagazine.com
There’s a bowl with a chicken on it in sitting in the middle of the round table in the kitchen. My mother keeps oranges and lemons on the counter. “Never refrigerate your tomatoes,” she says. “Only buy tomatoes in season,” she says.
It’s strange coming home after so long away, after inventing and re-inventing myself. Montreal is good for that – choosing who you want to be, and then if that changes again, it’s okay. It’s all good. My brother Liam never left. Lives three doors down from Mom. He has had a string of girlfriends, but no one’s “stuck”. That’s his word. “Stuck.”
Mom’s hanging up her coat in the closet.
“Stephen?! Is that you?!” I still know where the hidden key is.