Sylvie, On Love and Mallards
From: Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
My eight year old recently taught me how to be free from the entanglements of love, including the word itself. In this commentary, the focus shifts quickly from a mother who worries about her daughter, to one who wishes she could be more like her.
Originally aired April 2005 on AK, The Alaska Public radio magazine which airs statewide. A longer version of this story won grand prize in the Anchorage Daily News writing contest in June 2005
A longer version of this story can be found at: http://litsite.alaska.edu/uaa/akwrites/2005/hitchcock.html
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Timing and Cues
Host intro: Sometimes communication is difficult just because of preconceived notions of what words really mean. In this piece Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock tries to understand her daughter's unique way of saying "I love You."