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But mother is our first love affair.

Friday, 11 May 2012 @09:31

"But mother is our first love affair. And if we hate her, later we take the rage with us, onto other lovers. And if we lose her, where do we find her again?"
(Jeanette Winterson)
The roots of belonging. The roots of love.

Jeanette Winterson wrote a powerful memoir about her two mothers: her adoptive one, her biological one. The title? Powerful as well, "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?": simply, the real-life question Jeanette's adoptive mother asked, after discovering her daughter was a lesbian.


Lisa Corva

Yes, I write. Yes, I believe in the magic of words. That’s why you’ll find me here, every Friday: Lisa “globish”!

I believe in the magic of words, and I believe Piazza Unità in Trieste, where I was born, is the most romantic square in the world. (And yes, it’s in Italy, proudly facing the sea). I love roses in every form. And, of course, I do love my blog, expecially now that I can carry it around on my iPhone.