Human Parts
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Human Parts

If She Can Let Go, So Can I

I purged Mom’s house of chaos and found my inner calm

Photo: Andreas Mann/EyeEm/Getty Images

BBuried deep in a box full of stuff located in my mother’s garage, I find a fragile hourglass, filled with shimmery aqua-colored sand. No framework protects its delicate structure. I flip it over and watch the sand form a crumbly pyramid in the bottom globe.

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