Bringing My Daughter Back to My Mother in the Appalachian Mountains

When past, present, and future collide

Photo by Sean Foster on Unsplash

You’re driving down a two-lane divided highway. The heat of an August day surrounds you; kudzu chokes the road, threatening to spill into your path. The wet air hangs from the sky. It’s Tennessee.

You’re singing along with your daughter and the radio. She doesn’t mind that you sing…