The first understanding of the other --
Is with mother.
She welcomes you to live, to listen, to dance, to play.
To put on the coat of identity.
It starts with a push.
Then, a sob.
Then, an embrace.
Then, a name.
That is always there.
If you ever wonder who you were before you became an other --
Ask your mother.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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