She-Non

Here is a conversation in the hospital between a mom who can’t talk so she writes on a pad instead, and her adult daughter:

Your hair is up.

Do you like it, Mom?

A “chignon.”

Yes. Ha! A “shig-nun.” I didn’t know it was called that.

It isn’t.

You just wrote it down “chignon.”

“She-non!”

She knows what?

“She-non!”

Mom, please don’t be upset. It’s just hair.

“Chignon.”

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About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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