The images of my mother when she was my age almost make me feel like I’m gazing at pictures of myself. We maintain the same posture, gait, and grin. I feel secure when I touch my mother’s hands because I know I can rely on the connection between us. They’ll support me if I need it. At the same moment, I’m touching the person in the 40-year-old photos. I am interacting with an entity that has a deeper understanding of me and with whom I have a close relationship. Establishing a link between a past presence and a current presence, feeling a flow of energy across eras and generations. Seeing both the similarities and distinctions between us.
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