By Lisa Taddeo
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I don't think my late parents cheated on one another, but I can't ask them anymore, can't say, But come tell me now this time for real, now that I'm old enough.
As far as I know, they didn't cheat. As far as I know, my mother never cried in a car on the way to her favorite restaurant, like a friend of a friend's mother, who I call the Lorax.
The Lorax's husband told her to get dressed up and pick out the place she wanted to go to, when he had not done so in months, and she spent her fifty-six-year-old day preparing her face, creaming her body, hooking a bra, and doing that thing that women do, touching a part of ourselves we imagine being touched later by a man.
In the car on the way to the favorite restaurant, the Tom Waits song "Shiver Me Timbers" came on.
"I'm leavin' my family / I'm leavin' all my friends / My body's at home / But my heart's in the wind."
Her husband said, TurnRead More »from Why We Cheat