An Interview with Lenka Clayton
"I have come to realize that obstruction is one of my main working materials. I'm drawn to ideas that seem impossible, or at least too difficult to bother trying to do."
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“The orthotist will photograph, measure, scan, feel and gently direct Sebastian’s skull where he wants it to go. Like a bonsai tree.”
“The promised adoption papers remain elusive. I carry the constant fear that our tenuous relationship will be exposed. The presence of armed soldiers on the sidewalks in front of the hotel feeds my unease.”
"Kassandra. The name sounded big. I felt like an impostor saying it. Had we chosen the wrong one?”
“Adoptive parents believe in the wonders worked by love and willpower and diet and medicine. We believe was can undo almost any damage.”
“Having a baby is essentially inviting another person permanently into your family--a person whom you have never met before.”
"These are twenty-three essays to be savored, whether you’re up at three in the morning for another feeding, or finding yourself with a precious eleven minutes before the next nap is over."