My mom

Used to work as a medical receptionist, a few years after she left the circus. When I was a child she’d take me into the office and would act as mail clerk for a little while, folding up odds and ends to be sent out. I enjoyed scanning over the names and getting the edges all nice and neat. I made puppets out of the office supplies. My moms boss after learning I had an interest in art, hired me to do a pastel copy of Van Gogh’s Starry Night for him. It was a kind gesture that I like to think made a positive impact.

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