Umber (19.5 – Vera’s Story)

March 18, 2012 § 5 Comments

In the midst of  her chores as a farmer’s wife, mama had always  found time to tuck me in bed.  We would recite prayers, secret and beautiful, that were different from the fire-and-brimstone sermons we heard on Sundays.  She would tell me stories of angels and saints,  great cathedrals and miraculous lemon trees.  Now I frantically reviewed those tales–a shower of rose petals, a sun that danced, men who traveled on the wind– trying desperately not to forget her words or the sound of her voice.

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