Thursday, May 19, 2011
BOOK:Traveling With Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor
This book tells the spiritual and physical journey both mother, Sue Monk Kidd and daughter Ann Kidd Taylor, take througho three different countries. The names of which escape me right now , but one was Greece. They take the trip together as a way to commemorate that junction in thier lives as women. Sue, commemorating the period of entering menopause and growing older. And Ann commemorating becomming and women and graduationg college. Both women come to terms with different things about themselves.
I loved this memoir because I love mother daughter journeys and stories. It reminds me of the type of relationship i want to always have with my daughter when she's older. Some parents and children tend to drift apart after the child had left the nest. When in my opinion this is when as a parent you should be there MORE for your child. Not to continue RAISING the child and making decision for them, but to continue PARENTING the child and giving advice.
Sue Monk Kidd is also the author of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES. In this bok she talks about how she began writting it and the process she went through with it. There was sort of a "devine intervention" while in Greece with a bee that gave her the feeling of it being okay to go ahead with writting the book inspite of her reservations. This was the only thing that made me feel some kind of way about the bok because is it just me or do authors and story book tellers always seem to have godly interventions and signs of reassurance. There are times in my life when i wonder where my godly reassurance is. I have asked REPEATEDLY for the answer to some questions about my life and i NEVER get a direct answer. As i am sure MOST people dont but STILL...its not fare. ok im done whinning...READ the book i liked it