Posts Tagged: Mother’s Day

I Will Not Die for You

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Each bug in the water is one less bug on my fruit, I tell myself, ignoring the truth: under the soil, another is born.

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Missing

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I long to learn from my darkest teachers, feel the stab of their spectacular rejection. Perhaps I feel most alive when I’m hurting.

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Bringing Up Baby

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Shirley Jackson’s bone-chilling story “The Lottery” is probably the last thing anyone wants to associate with Mother’s Day, yet her lurking plot twists and sharp character insights are the perfect tools to write about parenting. In this month’s Slate Book Review, Dan Kois explains how Jackson’s books depicted family life well before any of us […]

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Last Rain

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Every holiday has its parallel griefs, as much for what isn’t present as for what is. In the New Yorker, Ruth Margalit writes beautifully about experiencing Mother’s Day, after her mother is gone: Meghan O’Rourke has a wonderful word for the club of those without mothers. She calls us not motherless but unmothered. It feels right—an ontological […]

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Mother’s Day

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“Back when my son was three I took him to Downtown Brooklyn. He pointed to a sign, and said ‘The – King’s – Store.’ I had no idea he could read.” Artists Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton spoke with moms on the streets of Brooklyn, gathering the “memorable moments of their motherhood.”

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“Infinite Ache”

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At Ebony, Saeed Jones reflects on the vastness of grief as the one-year anniversary of his mother’s death approaches. “Now, though I sometimes cry, I more often feel a sense of awe at the depth of my connection to my mother. Perhaps this wonder is how I know that ten months and more have passed […]

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