I asked my mother about Aunt Sara. She was quite
surprised of my knowing of her existence and asked me
how I knew about her. I don’t know if I
had always remembered her, but in the last few years
I realized I knew about her. My mother told me
that Sara was her link to the past, my mother’s
past in Iran. I asked my mother how long ago
she had last seen Sara. My mother never talked about
Aunt Sara. It’s a mystery to me how I knew
about this aunt I had never known, or known about.
Paraphrases from The Telescoping of Generations: Listening to the Narcissistic Links Between Generations by Haydée Faimberg.