Friday, March 21, 2008

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan, and how to get ready for spring

Spring wanting to burst out.
What to do?
Send son into the fig tree,
with a small saw and clippers.

Meanwhile, I read the most wonderful book. It's The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan. My niece Jessica recommended it to me -- she and Kelly are friends. It's a beautiful, tender memoir-style book (Corrigan is a fantastic essayist) of her life as a mother of two little girls, dealing with a very scary breast cancer, as well as her father's cancer. Touching. It will make you think about your own life and your family relationships and everything you value. I highly recommend it.

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