I was trying on a jacket at The Bay. It cost twice as much as I’d normally spend, but there was a 50% off sale.

H said, “You look like a rich lady, Mommy.”

I was out for the day with my two daughters. I didn’t need the jacket. I left the store with my richness on either side of me, and the jacket on the bench. Tonight we light the first candle of Hanukkah. We bring back the sun.


Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

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6 comments on “Richness
  1. -H says:

    It is true! You looked different in that Fog coat!

  2. Can you describe the difference?

  3. Cate Kerr says:

    I too am lighting candles at dusk to bring back the sun.

  4. litlove says:

    Lovely! What better riches could there possibly be than your girls?

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