Browsing All posts tagged under »loneliness«

The Signs in the Maze

August 25, 2012

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I have an ambivalent relationship with The Giving Tree. I’m sure there are those who haven’t felt the need to fight with the children’s classic. When I was a young mother, consumed with love for my first daughter, I read into the tree’s sacrifice the lengths to which I would go to nurture her journey […]

No Motherless Children

March 27, 2012

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Sometimes I feel like a motherless child¬†¬†… a long ways from home.” The mournful strains rocked my child body as I laid on the floor listening to the slow, nearly hopeless rhythm. I had a mother; she bought the record I was listening to, washed the clothes I was wearing, made the fudge I had […]