Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Desire for Parentage

Remember how, in the worst of adolescent tantrums, you'd scream at one (or both) of your parents, "Aaahh, you just don't get it! I must be adopted!" And then they'd laugh, they'd giggle, sending you in an infuriated storm to your room. [Imperative: with a good strong door slam.] Crying into a pillow, you might begin to imagine stories of your "real" parents. Could your dad be a prince, your mom a high-ranking political figure? Or the two of them together an amazing chamber music duo, touring around the world and making records? In full fairy tale mode, what mom and pop pair would I choose? Why, none other than Robert Wilson and Laurie Anderson, of course. Can you even imagine?


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