by Christos Polydorou

I called my mother in Cyprus to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day and she gave me a lecture on eating more to gain weight and not to be thin, because mothers are self-effacing that way, and they really do not like the limelight upon them, so, instead of taking the moment to give themselves some credit, they take the opportunity to point out your flaws. I understand this comes from a place of love. I am freed in the knowledge that love cannot come out of its hiding place with at least a pair of claws involved. I get it, now. I have been watching foxes all winter.