Kissing the Virgin's Mouth - Section 6: I thank my own coming blindness, I thank mí hija, I kiss the Virgin's mouth... Summary & Analysis

Donna M. Gershten
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In this final section, told mostly in present and future tense, Magda begins to develop diabetes and is developing eye problems as a result. She compares the blood vessels that have begun to cloud her vision to vines that cover the front of her house. Eventually, one of these vessels bursts, and temporarily blinds Magda. She begins to travel to Doctor Lancaster in the United States to repair the damaged vessels. Magda also returns to Idaho to see her daughter graduate from college, and is filled with a strong need to hold her daughter as tightly and fiercely as she did when Martina was just a little girl.

After the graduation, Magda offers Martina half-ownership of Lupa’s juices. Martina is initially reluctant to accept the offer, saying that...

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