During my commute this week I'm listening to The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold. Have any of you read it? I heard this quote yesterday and just loved it. Susie, the narrator, is speaking of pictures she took of her mother:
I loved the way this was written, and loved the thoughts it inspires.
Do you guys ever feel defined by the role you play? Friend to someone, daughter to another, girlfriend, sister, neighbor, whatever.
And there's also how you've changed as you've met new people in your life. I know I'm different now than I was before I was Pat's girlfriend.
Have you ever thought about your own mother outside of her role as your mom? How she was before you and how being mom to you changed her? I'm sure my mom never had to field weird medical questions and give tax advice before raising three daughters.
I'm not sure why this quote captivated me so much, but I hope you think it's interesting too. :)
Ps. Shout out to my mom :) Thanks for playing that role.