Human Parts
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Human Parts

The Relationship We Could Have Had

Mourning the mother-daughter connection I never had

TThe water is warm, the sound of an alto accompanied by a guitar streams in, and candles flicker overhead. My 15-year-old daughter and I sit side by side in a large water-filled room of Sevilla’s Baños Arabes. We listen to the singer switch from Portuguese fado to Spanish bolero to Frank Sinatra’s legato, and I think…



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Margarita Gokun Silver

A freelance journalist. Author of the I NAMED MY DOG PUSHKIN (AND OTHER IMMIGRANT TALES) essay collection—