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"everybody on this subject is connected by six other people"

Leading with that quote, Garrison leads me to believe that these six chunks of her writing are six different breaks that have the end result of connecting herself. When she speaks about breaking from her Jewish culture, specifically in the paragraph that starts with, "Lineage: a portfolio of everything you didn’t choose to be," I empathize with her conflicted feelings. While I resent these typical Jewish actions in my own behavior, I find them comforting when they appear in a group of people (such as at a family or religious event). Her dissonance between acting as her genealogy suggests and having forethought into her behavior captivated me.

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