Mum's up first, though she doesn't like looking at her reflection nowadays. She splashes her face and turns away from me with a towel. Over her shoulder, I watch Mum gaze out the bathroom window. And when she turns back, Mum's wearing her pained expression again, like she's failed to solve the riddle of life.
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Episodes are recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.
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