(She has nothing to offer, the little she has will always be shared entirely)
“The debt between a child and her mother could never be repaid, like running a foot race against someone fifteen miles ahead of you.
What hope did you have of catching up? It didn't matter how many Mother's Day cards you drew, how many cliches and vows of devotions you put inside them.
You could tell her she was your favorite parent, wink like you were co-conspirators, fill her in on every trivial detail of your life. None of it was enough.
It had taken me years to figure this out: you would never love your mother as much as she loved you.
She had formed memories of you since you were a poppy seed in her belly. You didn't begin making your own memories until three, four, five years old? She'd had a running start. She had known you before you even existed.
How could we compete with that? We couldn't. We accepted that our mothers held their love over us, let them parade it around like a flashy trinket, because their love was superior to ours.”
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