Sunday, May 13, 2007
Mother's Day at the Beach
A lovely Mother's Day at the beach. Hang-gliders floated above us. The hang-gliders always remind me of one of my favorite books, "Sister of My Heart" (or is it the not-quite-as-good sequel, "The Vine of Desire") by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. The "sisters" are actually cousins, who grow up together in a traditional Indian family in India. Together, they wonder what more there might be to life than what is expected of them by their traditional upbringing. Eventually, they both end up in California, where the courage and freedom of the hang-gliders inspires one of the sisters. What I love about all of Chitra B. Divakaruni's writings are the portrait of old and new cultures: the conflicts, the challenges, and how the characters face them.