Christmas Courage



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Nice work

Even with one of those Brontean three tiered names and coming from such a regrettable place as Indiana, you've got this storytelling thing down pat. Keep it up and you'll go far. A book with narratives like this would resonate with those women too rational for Joyce Meyers' schlock and too human for an Andrea Dworkin polemic. Thanks.

We can't overemphasize Mary's vulnerability, as well as that of the four sexually suspect women in Christ's geneology deliniated in Matthew 1 - Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. In this era of self-righteous slut-shaming by the Pharisees of the day, reminders of Mary's humanity cannot come too often. At times I envy our Catholic brothers and sisters for their Marianism - it's emblematic of their embracing of their humanity. Makes me think of "Looking for My Donna" from "Hair:" ("My Donna," get it? Say it out loud.): "Have you seen/A sixteen year old tattooed woman/She got busted for her beauty oh oh oh..." and also Natasha Lyonne's portrayal of "Vivian" in "Slums of Beverly Hills." Both Donna and Vivian are young Yiddische Mama archetypes patterned after the original.

George Nixon Shuler more than 7 years ago

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