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· The Goddess and The Skylark, Dancing Through the Word Labyrinth


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Writer Can Smile While Mourning Mother During Holidays

11/26/2008 9:33:00 AM

by Nordette Adams


New Orleans writer reflects on the death of her mother, how her family's coping, and the humor of Father Guido Sarducci

New Orleans writer Nordette Adams believes she mentally prepared herself for her mother's death, but death has its own agenda.  Her mother passed away earlier this month, shortly before Thanksgiving, at age 81, and the writer explores her family's loss through the gift of laughter in a post at the women's blogging webstie, BlogHer.

"I had to share what I was actually feeling not what people expect daughters to feel after the death of a mother," said Adams. "Anything else would have been dishonest."  

She said that her late mother, a retired school teacher and preacher's daughter, used to say, "God abhors liars."

Nevertheless, Adams, who included in the piece about her mother a YouTube clip of a comedic monologue by the fictitious Father Guido Sarcducci,   was a little concerned that some people could find mourning a mother's death with humor to be offensive.  So, she's happy to have received personal notes telling her the tribute was both amusing and moving.  Readers have also left comments on the post, and one shared sentiments that show some people understand what Adams wrote.

You did a smashing job on completion here, and you will move on so more powerful with your mother memories as contribution. You did not get stuck in a sad story, you dealt with your loss in a very beautiful, powerful and constructive way. (reader Wilma Ham)

"It's possible I'll go through a more traditional mode of mourning at some point, but right now I'm using my work, writing, to help me cope.  My mother always believed in my talent to write, and so I think, in a way, I honor her as I pursue writing with passion," said Adams.

You can read more of her work at BlogHer, where she is a contributing editor, or browse Adams's blog WSATA, where she recently published her thoughts on future First Lady Michelle Obama's popularity as Mom-in-Chief,  "Michelle Obama is Covered in Handprints." .

 

WSATA


More News by Nordette Adams

· Poetry Life & Times publishes video with Aberjhani's poem - 9/11/2014 12:17:00 AM
· Review of Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls is Live at Blogher - 11/10/2010 8:07:00 PM
· Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder hacks Tyler Perry, movie mogul - 6/21/2010 11:20:00 AM
· Susan B. Anthony Liked Socialists and Other Educational Info - 5/15/2010 5:49:00 PM
· Gulf Coast Oil Spill Worsens - 4/29/2010 11:17:00 PM
· The Solly Forell and Jay Martin Obama Assassination Tweets - 3/22/2010 11:35:00 AM
· A Decade of Women of Color in Blogging: What Does WOC Mean? - 3/2/2010 10:13:00 AM
· Carleen Brice: Blogger's Novel Becomes Movie - 2/19/2010 8:26:00 PM
· Michael Lewis Sees His Book, The Blindside, on Big Screen - 11/20/2009 5:30:00 PM
· Poet Laments Youth Violence - 10/31/2009 9:51:00 AM
· Chris Rock's Good Hair Opens October 9 - 10/4/2009 7:15:00 PM
· Fiction writing competition, win cash and trip to New Orleans - 6/6/2009 12:39:00 PM
· Mother's Day books, gifts for last-minute shoppers - 5/7/2009 2:50:00 AM
· John Grisham on the Writing Life - 4/17/2009 10:22:00 PM
· Happy is as Happy Does: Practical Steps to Contentment - 2/26/2009 6:38:00 PM
· Calling Poets for Baracku - 1/17/2009 6:52:00 PM
· Oprah's Mr. Man Revealed Early on Women's Website - 11/7/2008 10:36:00 AM
· Faker Spotted on TV Land Show She's Got the Look - 6/8/2008 11:20:00 PM
· Adams' Martin Luther King Poem Used on 40th Anniversary of His Death - 5/22/2008 12:07:00 PM
· Do you believe babies are born a blank slate? - 3/3/2007 5:25:00 PM
· My First Post as a BlogHer.org Contributing Editor - 2/6/2007 7:41:00 PM
· Mark Rockeymoore Produces Spoken Word CD for Acclaimed Poets - 10/30/2006 11:14:00 AM
· Poet's Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Poem Published in Literary E-zine - 10/16/2006 1:24:00 PM
· Spoken Word Poetry for the First Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina - 8/15/2006 5:11:00 PM
· Celebrity Spotting: Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard - 8/9/2006 8:57:00 PM
· Hip Hop Community Says The Children of New Orleans Need Us Now! - 8/2/2006 10:48:00 AM
· The Influential Female Poet Nordette Adams in National Poetry Month 2006  - 4/1/2006 5:13:00 PM
· CEO, Entrepreneur Mike Ray of PowerTalkFm Launches Motivational Moments - 2/9/2006 4:13:00 PM
· The Sandhills Writers Conference: Hurry, Hurry Before You Miss Out! - 1/31/2006 6:21:00 AM
· Visits to the WritingJunkie.net Martin Luther King, Jr., Page Steadily Rise - 1/9/2006 2:54:00 PM
· Amiri Baraka to be Special Guest at Brick City Slam, Friday, Jan. 20  - 1/7/2006 4:30:00 PM
· Freshman Seminar TV Show Producers, Creator, & Cast on PowerTalkFM.com  - 7/25/2005 10:00:00 PM
· Visits to Luther Vandross Net Tribute Increase as Memorial Service Nears - 7/7/2005 3:41:00 PM
· Poet Aberjhani Offers Part 2 of Kinamore Interview at NJ Spoken Word - 3/12/2005 7:05:00 AM
· Black History Month Blog - 2/18/2005 3:15:00 PM

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