Thursday, January 28, 2010
Haitian Woman Glad She's Not A Stressed-Out American Mother.
"Look at this Sandra Tsing Loh," she remarked, as holding up a copy of Mother On Fire. "She must balance a very difficult career of having a family, an absentee husband, and bitching about how hard it is to have a family and an absentee husband while touring in her one-woman show and having to make new commentaries for National Public Radio all the time. Can you imagine how hard that must be?" When informed that Ms. Loh was now divorced and living apart from her family, this woman breathed a sigh of relief. "Thank goodness, I was very concerned about her happiness. Or was it that I could see my life in her words?" she mused aloud, as her 10 children made a stew of the book while sitting in a pile of rubble that had buried numerous other family members. "I can but wonder....oh, the book it is in the stew now with the twine and the melon rind....."