The heart of a Woman

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There were many things  we didn’t discuss growing up.  Sexuality and bodily functions were high on the list.  But lately these have been recurrent themes in Mom’s conversation.  She looks longingly at babies and “the little children” when they are visiting Assisted Living.  She reminds me that I was a little baby once and takes pride in rattling off the names of her five children.   Less with anxiety and more with mischief and naughtiness, she gleefully threatens to “drip” or “leak” instead of going to the bathroom.   “What would people think?,” she wonders.

I’m not sure what she was thinking when she painted this but it certainly is evocative …




cative …


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