What My Mother Taught Me

What My Mother Taught Me

“Stories move in circles. They don’t move in straight lines. So it helps if you listen in circles. There are stories inside stories and stories between stories, and finding your way through them is as easy and as hard as finding your way home. And part of the finding is getting lost. And when you’re lost, you start to look around and listen.” —Corey Fischer, Albert Greenberg, and Naomi NewmanA Travelling Jewish Theatre from Coming from a Great DistanceExcerpted from Writing for Your Life by Deena MetzgerSandra Doris Greenwade Brown age 18I've never shared a story about my mom, Sandra Doris Greenwade Brown. Tackling her story seemed too personal and close for blog-land. But, (my mom who just turned 70) asked only for each of her 7 children to write a letter about what they had learned from her as her only birthday wish. This is my letter.Sandy was born in Upperlake and raised in Middletown, California in the hills above Napa, back when it was considered country and backwoods. She was Continue reading