Lying to Our Mothers

Lying to Our Mothers A second collection of deeply personal poems examining and bearing witness to every stage of the complex emotional landscape that is a woman s life Katherine Lawrence lies to her mother and others j

  • Title: Lying to Our Mothers
  • Author: Katherine Lawrence
  • ISBN: 9781550503418
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
  • A second collection of deeply personal poems examining and bearing witness to every stage of the complex emotional landscape that is a woman s life Katherine Lawrence lies to her mother, and others, justifying her mendacity by quoting Clare Booth Luce lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego and lessens the friction of social contact A small muddy daughA second collection of deeply personal poems examining and bearing witness to every stage of the complex emotional landscape that is a woman s life Katherine Lawrence lies to her mother, and others, justifying her mendacity by quoting Clare Booth Luce lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego and lessens the friction of social contact A small muddy daughter battles her protective mother for her right to experience the fascinating world As a girl, a young woman, the struggle with the social world continues When she has a daughter of her own, things are a little different She s not above a few familiar tricks to try and protect her own from the dangers she can remember so well Then comes the times when life brings some really hard truths a spouse with lies of his own, a husband with cancer, the death of loved ones Are those helpful lies now dangerous than they are comforting In a mature, confident voice, Katherine Lawrence examines the tricky emotional terrain of a woman s darkness as well as lightness, providing valuable hints as to what may be lying in wait.

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    1. It's the inevitable circle of a woman's life. As young girls, we test our Mother at every opportunity. She just doesn't seem to understand that we just want to make mud pies and have fun. The situation only grows worse as we grow into young women when our Mother continuously wants to limit our freedom and give us advice that we certainly don't need. Then a strange thing happens. We become mothers ourselves. We worry endlessly about our daughter, wanting only the best of everything for her and th [...]

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