When Women Were Birds - Chapters X - XVI Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter X, Williams remembers how her one-year-old great-niece, of Korean descent, picked among items to determine her future career a pencil representing a possible career in writing. Williams wondered about a fitting gift for the child. When she thought about giving the child a blank piece of paper, she remembers her mother teaching her and her brother how to write in invisible ink. This thought leads Williams to the idea that her mother used invisible ink to write her journals.

In Chapter XI, Williams remembered how air had fascinated her. The air contained stardust, evidence that people were made of stardust. Even though she could not see the air, she learned it was made of real things. Similarly, even though she could not see the words in her mother’s journals, she knew there was substance.

In Chapter XII, Williams...

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