Comment on A Legacy of Grandmotherly Insight

  1. Have you ever listened to a fairy tale, especially the folk ones, not the cleaned-up Disneyfied versions, and had the creeping suspicion that the story was based on truth, but filtered through metaphor when it was told to a child, so that the child could understand the emotions and the tensions, but without all the ambiguity and complexity of real life?

    Mary would totally do that. Creepy, creepy fairy tales, but powerful, and echoing with hard truths and desperate love. If Chuck or Sarah listened in, they'd probably grasp the horrifying undertones with a lot more clarity than the kids would, and it would deepen their appreciation for Mary and Stephen and all that they endured.

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