I think by the time you’ve reached middle age—unless you married your sweetheart in high school, and stayed married—you’ve been dumped. Or were the dumper. Clearly, maintaining a relationship is tough. But I think parenting is tougher yet, not least because if you are doing any of it alone—there is only one effing adult! Impossibly tough, particularly with a teen.
Under the guise of a romantic relationship gone south, that is what I simply tried to show: the neuroticism and grief (real and imagined) in the lives of a father and his teenage daughter.
- “Pictures At An Exhibition” - May 18, 2019
- The Story Behind the Story: “Pictures At An Exhibition” - May 17, 2019