INTERVIEW WITH ABIGAL BROMLEY, part 2
FROM INTERVIEWS WITH UNCOMMON FOLK
by Cary Elson
CE: You mentioned earlier a letter or explanation as you called it—?
AB: Writing on the body, so to speak.
CE: Yes, that was what it was in reference to—as a sailor you must have been exposed to a multitude of tattoos…is this what you refer to?
AB: Yes and no, Cary. I learned the art of tattoo on my travels, but I was referring to something different. To a love letter, to how we mothers gift our children, that sort of thing.
CE: Children? …but, I was under the impression, well…that you had never actually had a child.
AB: But does that mean I wasn’t a mother?