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From: Lena Dunham
Date: Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 10:54 AM
To: Laurie Simmons
I’ve been thinking constantly about the way I acted leaving India, how hurtful and irresponsible it was. You were nothing but sympathetic to my challenges and I did not show you the same kindness. As happy as I am to be home, I can’t feel good knowing how I must have made you feel and I only ask for the chance for us to talk about it and for me to apologize in person. It’s more than just wanting things to be okay between us- you’re my mother and I need you.
I hope your last days are wonderful, cant wait to hear, about to send a very contrite email to Ed.
I also want to reiterate one thing: how supportive I am of you making a movie. All I want is to make it easier for you to do your work, and for you to feel supported expressing yourself the way that you have always supported me. I am so lucky in that respect, and I want you to feel lucky too. I am here for you in whatever capacity you need me during that process. I love you way more than would fit in an email.
Lena Dunham via Miranda July’s An email to your mom. We Think Alone, Week 6
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