Monthly Archives: August 2014
Roberta Finklestein: A nanny? You’re not from Trinidad. You’re from the upper East side of Manhattan. Did we send you to college for this?
Aram Finklestein: You always said you just wanted me to be happy.
Roberta Finklestein: Within reason. This is not how you contribute to the world.
Aram Finklestein: Mom, you worked for Ralph Lauren.
Roberta Finklestein: People need clothes.
Emma: Now, my dear child you should get some sleep.
Emilia: Oh, not yet. I meant, what happened between you and Michael?
Emma: Oh. [sighs] Priorities.
Emilia: He liked boys better than girls?
Emma: Uh, Not then. I. . .Well, how should I know? We didn’t talk about it quite so openly in those days. No, I meant Michael knew that my priority was dancing.
Emilia: Are you sorry?
Emma: No, I don’t believe in being sorry. We are what we are.