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.