Days of Being: October 6

She found a Van Gogh painting online called “Tree Roots” that reminded her of the rootedness she longed for—an image of huge tangled roots winding around each other and reaching deep into the ground for sustenance and nourishment. She wanted to know this kind of rootedness and sustenance and nourishment the same way she knew her children’s voices when they called her “Mama.”

Days of Being is a micro-memoir project exploring memories and moments from every day of the year. Multiple years from my life are represented within the project celebrating what Madeleine L’Engle once said: “I am still every age that I have been.” Today’s micro-memoir is from one of my October 6s.