“The Caretaker of the Chin Hairs.”

How well do you remember your parent’s body?

My latest illustration for TIES Column at the NYTimes about mothers, daughters and their bodies. “My attention to her most intimate needs grew in stages as she required it, so that I almost didn’t notice we had crossed every physical boundary together — until suddenly we had. Until suddenly she was a body that had died holding my hand, and a body I dressed for the last time as she would have wanted me to, as I knew how to so exactly by then, as if that body were my very own.”