Monday, August 18, 2014

Reader's Diary #1052- Sarah Meehan Sirk: Ozk

It might be easy to call Sarah Meehan Sirk's "Ozk"a female version of Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle," but it would also be unfair. Sure it's about a parent (in this case, a mother) not spending enough time with a child (in this case, a daughter), but Sirk has painted a much more complex and sympathetic portrayal of a parent. Yes, she puts her work first, but I got the sense that she didn't know how to do otherwise. Told through the daughter's eyes, there's some resentment but there's also a slow coming to grips with what appears to be some sort of emotional disorder in her mom, and perhaps even a psychological disorder.

It's a touching tale, with one of the very best introductions I've read in a long, long, time.

Cat’s Cradles at the MJT by m kasahara, on Flickr

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