Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I first wrote about this hauntingly beautiful family photo last August. It is the cover image of Annie Dawid's book And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family. I have since learned that the small boy in the center of the photo is the author's father. Darkness is a beautiful book that well measures up to its cover. It is a memorial to tragic loss, parts of it made me weep, but it is also full of life and resilience.
Ms. Dawid will be reading from Darkness in Portland on April 22nd, at Neveh Shalom Synagogue in SW, at 7:30 pm. This is part of the Inst. for Judaic Studies program.