Really powerful. I know my mom has a lot of what you speak about – the mental fatigue and wear of a hard life; a life which puts the impossible on her shoulders and asks her to lift effortlessly, or be disregarded. That beauty you talk of though, the understanding and guiding thing, relates to my thoughts on “voice.” When I didn’t have the words, I couldn’t express the feelings I had towards the importance of problems facing our sociocultural normativity. This book sounds like one woman’s gift of voice, and the moving way in which she shares that voice with her mother. I’ll be sure to check it out.