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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 3, September 2016

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Mary Frederick Ahearn
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA


Sun in Aries

A mother and daughter are an edge. Edges are ecotones, transitional zones, places of danger or opportunity.

                            â€”Terry Tempest Williams, When Women were Birds

She was someone who could do things and do them well; she'd drive anywhere, wallpaper narrow, crooked stairwells, and weave new cane seats on old rocking chairs. Self-contained and self-sufficient, she baked the best pies around. A pioneer soul, she viewed the world in a logical way. What didn't make sense was not to be overly troubled over. With one exception—the ways and habits of her daughter, puzzling, moody, a believer in prophesies and stars. The only thing they agreed upon was love. This they both did well.

moon and sun
in opposition
charting an alternate route

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