For Us, This Is the Mother’s Day That Almost Wasn’t

October 25, 2020: Day 2 of migraine, Day 10 of covid symptoms… and Day Time-Stands-Still of my mother in the hospital (Covid self-portrait by author)

There’s something very primal about the fear that your mother isn’t breathing; before your lungs ever tasted air, she’s the one who breathed for you.

When my household got covid, my dad, who turned 60 the day his first symptom appeared, mostly just felt like he had a cold. I, 36 and otherwise-healthy, never even felt particularly “sick.” I certainly felt weird, and as things…

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Laura Rosell

Laura Rosell

Love, sex, dreams, soul, adventure, healing, feeling. Available for projects.