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    My grandmother terrorized me when I was a child, and it wasn't until I was much older that I realized she was doing it because she was so scared for me.

    I came to see her in very different terms during her final years when she began opening up and telling me straight truth about how very scared she was, not for herself, but for me and my mother, and what regrets she had, and how, for as horrible as it was for her when she was young, she wouldn't trade places with me for anything.

    It was when she began revealing her real feelings to me that I finally saw her for what she was: a survivor against the worst of odds.

    Complex indeed.

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