All sorrows can be borne if you put them in a story or tell a story about them. Karen Blixen Dana King shared with me a story about Molly Jackson, a young mother who, after losing her 2 year-old daughter, has found healing through her blog A Good Grief. Ms. Jackson writes "I remember thinking [...]
I wonder if you will see these two poems in opposition to one another, or as two sides of the same coin. After you read them, will you share your thoughts?
Last fall I took a hiatus from blogging. There were a number of reasons that played into this decision. One of them, which I didn't recognize at the time, had to do with the days getting shorter, the weather colder. At night we sleep, and in that sleeping there is resolution and renewal, both physically and psychologically. In the winter, we do something similar.
I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years...the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water. Amy Tan We needn't look far to observe that most very young girls have a strong sense of self or 'I'dentity -- they are connected not just to the world, but to themselves. My friend Rebecca has a daughter who brims with a sense of self; perhaps that's why I find her so winning. And why too I can't pull myself away from this Minerva Teichert painting.