I'm not a Kelly Corrigan follower, nor did I read her memoir The Middle Place. I might check it out from the library at some point now, though, as I really enjoyed reading this book. I found the recommendation for Lift at Basic Joy, which is a blog that I like visiting. Kelly writes to her two young daughers, which is a format that appealed to me
"My default answer to everything is no. As soon as I hear the inflection of inquiry in your voice, the word no forms in my mind, sometimes accompanied by reason, often not. Can I open the mail? No. Can I wear your necklace? No. When is dinner? No. What you probably wouldn't believe is how much I want to say yes."
I think, as a mother, much of what she writes about connects with my experience. I also think, however, that if you have any sort of connection whatever with ANY mother, you might enjoy Lift. Which is to say, of course, that life originates with motherhood, therefore we all have an intimate link right from the start Daughters? Yes. Sisters? Yes. Aunts? Yes. Husbands, brothers, fathers and hang-gliders? You should try it. As a last-minute bonus, I throw-in the page count: 82. And there are pictures. Maybe this will be the go-to gift for Mother's Day this year. I got my copy early.