a blog with cultural bulimia.

Monday, January 26, 2004

lasting impression or blindness?

"Me preocupo com seu isolamento, nao deixa isso acontecer nao. E nao
deixa a auto-estima ficar em baixa, voce eh como se diz 'um menino de ouro'.".

My sister - i should say my family in Brazil - consider me a 'golden boy'.
Why does it make me cringe? She just brought tears to my eyes with a beautifully written email - she is the intelectual in the family - professing unrequited love.