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Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan ePub PDF free download – When you were young you used to be immaculate. Immaculate. The house, the carpet, walls could be a mess, but never you. She’d plonk you in a bath. You’d kick your chubby legs, and watch them pinken. She’d clean you and she’d sing to you and tell you little stories so you wouldn’t be afraid to be submerged. To be so close to drowning and not drown. Women such as we, your mother told you, we feel things strongly and we always have. You need to choose to love, and love, not hate. Be gentle and be kind and be my daughter. You say that to yourself these days. A lot. Words are not truths. Your father said he loved you. He didn’t, though. Not after she was gone.
And there you were, alone inside a house. He’d go on business and he’d shut the door. You learned to feed yourself. To tidy up. To manage and make do till he came home. When he returned, he’d open up the door, and you’d approach. Eagerly, with smiles, the first few times. Then slowly, like a dog that knows that legs are built to kick. He’d look through you. You’d cook him dinner and he’d chew the food. He’d look through you. You’d go to bed and it would be the same as when she vanished. You have been lonely since your mother died. She loved you. And she died. The love he had for you was just a product of his love for her and when that died some of him died as well.