Thursday, May 25, 2006

Parents

My parents are visiting for ten days.

You know, you can love your parents or find yourself annoyed with your parents, or both, which is probably the most common situation. Moreover, I find these three things very interesting:

1) Parents have the faces that you have seen for the longest time. There must be something very imprinting about that.

2) To watch these people get old is the human condition way too up close.

3) In most cases, parents are the people you have known longer than anyone else. You can be estranged. You can be enmeshed. That these people inspire both your warm love and your cool disdain is just an extreme example of how one probably feels about every single person one knows.

2 comments:

RebeccaW said...
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Mr. H.K. said...

Numero 2 strikes a chord!