Thursday, 16 February 2012

Three Generations: I'm In The Middle Seeing Myself On Both Sides

The youngest generation
Quietly observes her mother and grandmother
Her shiny eyes show flickers of amusement
Embarrassment and exasperation
She laughs at us, rather than with us
Do we feel slighted, are we pained and self-conscious?
Not at all!
Within that laughter rings love and tenderness
An acceptance
We laugh at us too!


  1. That is so beautiful and very true

  2. As long as we can still laugh when we are no longer in the middle.