If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.
Love is complicated. Courtesy is simple. Start with courtesy.
Yes, I said, to that other self that younger self that
swaggering young ass
who sewed up his heart with cat gut, yes
My mother was Italian, a passionate, sensuous woman who believed in fortune telling and heeding the voice of intuition, which was very strong inside her. She told me she had been born under a veil, meaning the amniotic sack at birth, and that this was the sign of her prophetic powers.