Traveling with Pomegranates : a mother-daughter story
Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor
Published by The Penguin Group 2009
National Archaeological Museum - Athens
Sitting on a bench in the National Archaeological Museum in Greece, watching my twenty-two year old daughter, Ann, angle her camera before a marble bas-relief of Demeter and Persephone unaware of the small ballet she is performing - her slow, precise steps forward, the tilt of her head, the way she dips to one knee as she turns her torso, leaning into the sharp afternoon light. The scene reminds me of something, a memory maybe,but I can't recall what. I only know she looks beautiful and impossibly grown, and for reasons not clear to me I'm possessed by an acute feeling of loss.
I selected this book for a number of reasons. I have just begun to read it and have already nodded my head in agreement. It has been a long time since my only daughter was 22 and when she was I was only forty-one, not nearly 50 like Sue, but the feeling were the same. I know I am going to enjoy this read.
What about you? Does this catch your fancy?
Until next time
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