Rear View MirrorPosted: April 3, 2012
“Did you never hear of the woman who looked back and turned into a pillar of salt?” my mother said from across the kitchen table cupping a steaming mug.
“No” I splurge a reply, inquisitive and slightly agitated. Mother fails to recognize and without a gap for air continues …
“I think it was in Greek Mythology. A woman was banished from a city. She was told never look back, sure enough she did and turned into a pillar of salt.”
This scene of a memory and the woman reduced to mineral waves back to me as I sit in a car without air conditioning, gazing around downtown Miami, slowing cooking into the late morning and waiting for a return.