Painting by Pino Daeni
The family. We were a strange little band of characters
trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste,
coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing
money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain
and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing,
defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that
bound us all together.