When Siddalee Walker,the oldest daughter of Vivi, the Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed, her mother gets described as a "tap-dancing child abuser." Vivi disowns Sidda......Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding.... read more
When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed, her mother gets described as a "tap-dancing child abuser." Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed, her mother gets described as a "tap-dancing child abuser." Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks bleak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.
“"God knows how to love, Kiddo. The rest of us are just good actors."”Vivi Walker
“This was no rinky-dink moon. This was a moon you had to courtsey to. A big, heavy, mysterious, beautiful, bossy moon. The kind you want to serve things to on a silver platter.”Vivi's thoughts
There is the truth of history, and there is the truth of what a person remembers.Highlighted by 35 Kindle customers
The point is not knowing another person, or learning to love another person. The point is simply this: how tender can we bear to be? What good manners can we show as we welcome ourselves and others into our hearts?Highlighted by 34 Kindle customers
You can’t figure me out. I can’t figure me out. It’s life, Sidda. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.”Highlighted by 27 Kindle customers
Thomas Merton said the love we most cherish will, of necessity, bring us pain. Because that love is like the setting of a body with broken bones.Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
“I try to believe,” she said, “that God doesn’t give you more than one little piece of the story at once. You know, the story of your life. Otherwise your heart would crack wider than you could handle. He only cracks it enough so you can still walk, like someone wearing a cast. But you’ve still got a crack running up your side, big enough for a sapling to grow out of. Only no one sees it. Nobody sees it. Everybody thinks you’re one whole piece, and so they treat you maybe not so gentle as they would if they could see that crack.”Highlighted by 20 Kindle customers
Liminal moments, those moments apart from time, when you are gripped, taken, when you are so fully absorbed in what you are doing that time ceases to exist.Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
She wanted to hand over, to yield, to let herself float down into the uncharted beautiful fertile musky swamp of life, where creativity and eroticism and deep intelligence dwell.Highlighted by 17 Kindle customers
“ ‘There is no answer,’ ” Caro said. “ ‘There never has been an answer. There never will be an answer. That’s the answer.’—Gertrude Stein.”Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
“And, Vivi, Ma Petite Chou, écouté voir ici: life is short, but it is wide. This too shall pass.”Highlighted by 15 Kindle customers
“Words lead to deeds. They prepare the soul, make it ready, and move it to tenderness.”Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
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