Elsewhere (Russo) - “Here and There” Summary & Analysis

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As Russo and his family drove to Menemsha Pond, the place his mother had chosen to have her ashes scattered, he wondered if his mother would have liked it as much in its winter landscape. He considered how his daughters must view his mother, not only in the light that they enjoyed their evenings alone with her when they were younger, but also the difficulties the family had with her when she got older. Both of Russo’s daughters had been surprised by the woman they had seen in the GE photograph that Russo had found after his mother’s death.

Russo read a Shakespeare poem after he had scattered his mother’s ashes. He felt the part of him that had once dealt with his mother was on pause, wandering in a barren landscape like that of his recurring dream. He...

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