Monday, January 29, 2018


Her daughters seem most perplexed by Julie’s absolute denial. Sometimes, Sarah explains, people tell themselves a story so emphatically for so long that it becomes truth to them. Julie is ninety years old. The story is older than a half century. Sarah believes that her mother believes that she is speaking the truth—that this discovered “fact” is impossible and not a fact at all.


  1. My 94-year-old mother-in-law is convinced of things we know are untrue.

  2. My dad lived to 90, all of his faculties intact except he was convinced teenagers were having sex in his garage.