Amanda & Jaxon Demme
A Brief Dialogue Between Mother and Daughter
Amanda: What’s the first thing you want to do when you move out? Jaxon: I want to buy a luxurious carpet. Amanda: How many times a day do you think about your dad? Jaxon: I rarely think about him, it’s too painful. I usually reminisce about “my life with him.” When I am in a state of chaotic solidarity, he’s like my invisible mute therapist. Amanda: What are the best and worst qualities you inherited from me? Jaxon: I tend to yell a lot, whether it’s out of anger or happiness. Amanda: When was the last time you cried? Jaxon: Last night. Amanda: Are you a feminist? Jaxon: Absolutely not. Amanda: What does your last name mean to you? Jaxon: Demme. Amanda: Would you trade places with me? Jaxon: I’m sorry, but no. I would despise having me as a child.