- Oct 2017
resist the patriarchy
Ode to My Mother
The friend (the spider - why the spider?) because my best friend was my mother and she was deliberate, clever, patient, soothing, reasonable, dainty, subtle, indispensable, neat and as useful as a spider. She could also defend herself, and me, by refusing to answer "stupid," inquisitive, embarrassing, personal questions.
Drawings of the spider - Ode to My Mother.
Source: Louise Bourgeoise, Deconstruction of the Father, Reconstruction of the Father, published by MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, p.326