The Book of Longings Symbols & Objects

Sue Monk Kidd
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Ana's Incantation Bowl

Given to her by Yaltha, Ana's incantation bowl, symbolizes personal truth. Though Ana is initially fearful to write her prayer and draw her figure inside the vessel, she finds empowerment and freedom after doing so. Her words and drawings illustrate the veritable desires of her heart and spirit. As time passes, Ana often looks to the bowl as a remind of who she is, and what she wants.

Jesus's Cloak

Jesus's cloak symbolizes comfort. After his crucifixion, Ana dons the robe in order to ease her grieving spirit. While wearing the garment, she feels close to her husband once again, and better able to remember the truth of who he was and what he sacrificed. While wearing the cloak, Jesus's spirit even visits her, a vision which reminds Ana her husband will never really leave her.

The Red Thread

The red thread Jesus leaves...

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