Watching ‘Notting Hill’ and Wanting to Be Julia
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“Most cultures have a female monster who preys on pregnant women and children. In ancient Greece, her name was Lamia.”
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I blamed my mother for so many things, but I blamed her especially for being a mere mortal when what I really needed was a supreme, supernaturally benevolent being.