In an unfamiliar culture, it is wise to offer no innovations, no suggestions, or lessons. The epitome of sophistication is utter simplicity.
Modesty is a learned affectation. And as soon as life slams the modest person against the wall, that modesty drops.
I swear to God, I rather you have a good mind than a cute behind.
God gave me the stubbornness of a mule and a fairly keen scent.
Mother's life flowed radiant. Flourescent-tipped waves on incoming tides.
My mom was a terrible parent of young children. And thank God - I thank God every time I think of it - I was sent to my paternal grandmother. Ah, but my mother was a great parent of a young adult.