Jocelyn Morlock - ComposerSaturday, April 07, 2012
My Mother's Red Shawl - El Rebozo Colorado
Jocelyn Morlock - Composer
Alex’s mother’s rebozo is the reddest thing I’ve ever worn. It is rather itchy, which I am enjoying as it draws my attention to itself, and this seems appropriate. Something so very red shouldn’t just lie placidly on my shoulders.
Before visiting Alex, I looked up “rebozo” on the internet and the first picture I found was of Frida Kahlo wearing a brilliantly red (and presumably itchy) one. As well as the dramatic garment, I feel a certain kinship with her eyebrows. Mine are the most physically obvious resemblance between my late father and myself. We also shared a fondness for bad puns, pickled herring, and the music of Arlo Guthrie, but to my knowledge those didn’t affect our appearance.
For various reasons, I’ve been thinking a lot about my dad in the last few weeks, and more generally about families, history, the speed at which time passes (please slow down…?)
With Frida in mind too, I’m happy to be sporting both Alex’s heritage and my own.
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