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Debora Freund

Debora Freund is working on a book of essays titled Life Humbles You, Dear. Her essay in this issue is part of a longer work. She lives in Antwerp, Belgium.

— From February 1998
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Damaged Hearts

Two summers ago, a relieved airline stewardess handed over a wheelchair containing my mother-in-law. Her nightgown peeped from under her skirt. Her wig sat too far back on her bald head. Below her bare knees, two identical onion-shaped knots kept her mended nylon stockings from sliding down her useless legs. Her eyes lit up when she saw me.

February 1998
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