Mother/Daughter Note - Mistakes and the Roulette Wheel
You asked a hard question in your last note (How to know it's time for sex). My first answer was long enough that I could picture you rolling your teenager eyes as you read, but hard questions receive long answers.
I mentioned making mistakes but have a few more thoughts on that subject.
Sometimes you know something could be a mistake but you want it so much you take a chance. It’s like wagering happiness against the possibility of hurt or loss at at a spinning roulette wheel. You place your bet and watch helplessly to see where the ball lands. That moment...
A gentle touch on my left arm. 'Are you all right?' I heard her saying.
'I'm fine, thanks.'
The inside of the theatre was like the Big Screen at the cinema: really steep, as in no good for anyone suffering from vertigo. I nearly missed a step. Everything slowed down, and I saw myself tripping, plummeting down to the bottom, head crashing against the steps: bang, bang, bang. Then the déjà vu again.
'You must be exhausted,' the girl said. 'I'll get you a cup of coffee before we go.'
A grand piano stood in the centre of a flat stage, several...