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Mère et enfant sur fond vert

I love Mary Cassatt’s work. This one hangs in the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, which is probably my favorite art museum in the world (#2 would be the Uffizi in Florence). I’m looking at it with new eyes today as my daughter is preparing to leave for an out-of-state college, migrating from our family’s little nest. I’m going to miss her. In a certain part of my heart, our portrait will always look like this pair. The rest of my heart will go ahead and adapt to the fact that she’s 18 and transitioning into womanhood. I think that’s just how it goes with moms…

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