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The Caregivers


We’ve only just met, but the sharing is so intimate, so intense. We know everything about each other, and we know nothing. I haven’t taken care of myself in months, she says. In response, I realize that I am not who I thought I was. I see that I have suddenly shed my tragedy queen identity – I am now a beacon of future survival, a walking expression of hope. I am well being. I am proof. Or rather, I am the representative of Jaylan, the person who is all of these things.

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