Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith - Part Five, Body and Soul Summary & Analysis

Anne Lamott
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Part Five, Body and Soul Summary and Analysis

Anne meets a man she likes but says, in the picture she has seen, his former girlfriend looks very young—about ten. She goes to a movie with friends. The show is about gypsies and Anne notes the old women look like crones while the young women are beautiful. The middle-aged women are just like Anne and her friends—tired and wrinkled from the cares of watching over a family. After watching the movie, Anne says she has decided she is not going to lose five pounds before she sees this man again and is not going to have the baggy eyelids snipped. Instead, she is going to "begin practicing crone hood as soon as possible."

Anne's father dies of melanoma and so she worries excessively when she has a mole...

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