Why is it that women are forever coloring their hair -- curling, ironing, extending, feathering, crimping, pulling, twisting and bending it? I have a dear friend who, for the 26 years I've known her, has been trying to undo the curls she naturally has, while I have always coveted her spectacular head of curls!
The doctor was brisk without being bristly, matter of fact in the most consolatory ways. He said lots of things that day that left Dominic's father and I with a mixture of understanding and fear. It was the first time someone spoke harshly, honestly to us about our son's condition, a condition that was just starting to infiltrate every corridor of the media and overwhelm our functioning.