Little Fires Everywhere – Monologue (Elena)

A monologue from the tv series developed by Liz Tigelaar

S1 – E2


“We take motherhood for granted sometimes. That they’ll love you forever…that they’ll love you at all.

When they’re little they need you so much, they’ll hold you and grab for you and you cuddle them. 

She used to burrow into me. I was the thing she needed most in the world. But then they grow up and you don’t get to hold them, touch them like that…even if you want to. 

It’s like learning to love the smell of an apple when all you wanna do is grab it and hold it, devour it…seeds and all.

And then you realize that it wasn’t just that they needed you….you needed them.”

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