At Home: Parents’ possessions put past in perspective
Marni Jameson faces sorting through her parents’ home of more than 40 years.
Like my mother, the Roman God Janus — for whom January is named — had eyes in the back of his head. In fact, he had an entire face on the back of his head, so he could look backward and forward at once. This feature earned him the distinction of “god of doors.” He ruled comings and goings.
I could use some Janus juice about now. This January I am starting a job I’ve been dreading: Going through my parents’ home.