[Written on March 16, 2017]
There’s light in everything.
My parents were always non-conformists. In their early twenties, back in communist Czech Republic, they got written up by the authorities for being “political subversives” – my mother for wearing crimson lipstick and nail polish and my father for wearing a bow tie. Both of these fashion statements were considered to be “western” and thereby frowned on but my parents weren’t really dissidents. They just liked dressing in style. They never outgrew that. Nor did they outgrow being free thinkers. They never compromised on who they were to fit someone else’s ideology.