Now that I’m older, I realize that the point of those chats was to give my mother an opportunity to tell a story so that my father could understand why she was a different person that night compared to when she left for work in the morning. She was describing the change in her over time, bridging the void between her and my father that developed throughout the day. There was distance between them, and her story closed the gap.
— Frank Chimero, on the conversations his parents used ot have at the dinner table. From his book The Shape of Design.
Ramkumar Shankar