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Annemarie Dooling

My childhood best friend has just become a mother. She sent me photos of her newborn daughter; they both look sleepy and gorgeous and I’m so happy that this shimmering tiny person has entered the world. But events like these also have a way of bringing up old sadnesses. A wave of prickly loneliness washes over me as I think about my own mother. A megawatt smile with a tough interior, my mom personified Dyker...