11 responses

  1. Rebecca
    January 21, 2017



  2. Jane
    January 22, 2017

    Beautiful. Thank you.


  3. Lia Graceffa
    January 27, 2017

    This story is so authentic it takes my breath away. I loved the details, the thinly rolled out pastry, the need for perfection in the mastery of it, the urgency to impart the legacy of family traditions and beliefs. Otherwise, where are we? Would we be lost? Bravo.


  4. Sarah
    February 7, 2017

    You didn’t disappoint her.


  5. Kelly
    February 13, 2017

    Beautifully written. I graduated from the creative writing program at The University of Pittsburgh almost 30 years ago and still pay attention to writers that teach there knowing I can still learn things from their work.


  6. Ame
    February 28, 2017

    You may think you have no connection to religion, but this will be shared as communion. Thank you.


  7. Asha Rajan
    March 14, 2017

    What a stunning piece of writing, and what relatable points of connection between mothers and daughters.


  8. Sarah
    March 28, 2017



  9. Randy
    April 1, 2017

    “A lens to bone.” Nice 🙂


  10. Amy Blakemore
    April 19, 2017

    Incredible and spare. Thank you for sharing this story.


  11. Nicole P.
    October 12, 2020

    I’m moved by your beautiful use of an understated style to characterize this mother-daughter relationship and the pain inside it.


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