To the Ministry's main lobby The Ministry Blog
concert setlists

8 October, 2006

Formal relativity

I was reminded last night that I always spoke of my maternal grandmother as 'my grandmother' or, to my mother, as 'your mother'.  I don't recall how I addressed her directly; I'm not sure used any name or title.  I wasn't brought-up to use 'Grandma', and 'Nana' struck me as childish even when I was a child; I'd ceased using it by the age of eleven.

Similarly, and for overlapping reasons, my mother is always 'my mother' in the third person and I address her as 'Mother', never 'Mum'. That'd just feel wrong.
Does that imply a certain intellectual distance, even an emotional barrier?

Only imply?

.
Site Home Tull Tour History Annotated Passion Play
.
Day in the life... Page design and original graphics © NRT, 2003