Lost and found

A moment of before recovered long after.

By Alysia Abbott

Published June 21, 2000 7:35PM (EDT)

My parents were pretty wild once. I found this photograph with fold marks on each side of the image indicating that it might have been kept in someone's wallet or back pocket.

Alysia Abbott

Alysia Abbott was raised alone by her father, the writer Steve Abbott, in San Francisco. She is the author of "Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father," which was released this month from W.W. Norton & Co. The following meditation about her mother never made it into the final draft of the book.

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