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Lingering Emotions and Lasting Lessons

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Like smalina, I found myself most struck by Ken's letter at the end of Anna's memoir. I was left wondering about Ken's voice and feelings through all of this. ndifrank mentioned wondering about how you, Anna, coped with Ken's emotions when they lingered past his understanding of their cause. This is also something I'd like to know, and I'm curious: are there or have there been techniques that Ken has used to cope with feeling emotions past memory of their cause?
From Margie, I'd love to know what it's like to see your mother as a caregiver (throughout her life) and to then take on the role of caregiver yourself-- something you mentioned in your editor's note. What have you learned from your mother about caregiving and what do you feel you're inventing yourself?