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My Blackbirds - The long story

When people ask me how this whole thing started, I never know where to start. They probably don’t want to be told a story, but I think the story is an integral part of what I do. So for those who would like to know the whole story of how this project started, hello. I'm Sara - and this is the story of My Blackbirds.

In the Spring of 2006, I was staying overnight with my mother in the hospital before a major surgery for her in the morning. The family had gathered. We were worried that after several years of battling cancer this might be it, we might be at the end. I wanted to stay with her that night, and she didn't mind the company. This was in America so she had her own room, and we were able to have a few quiet peaceful hours together. We had a lot to talk about. I was freshly recovering from my third miscarriage in a row, and needed her company as much as she needed mine. So we chatted, we watched home improvement shows on tv, and we made distracting and inappropriate jokes until we...

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