By Kim Chernin
Kim Chernin's mom used to be a leftist firebrand, an American Marxist at mid-century, while it was once harmful to be one. Her father, a quiet guy, was once no much less radical. Why then, many years later, does their daughter—a liberal California psychoanalyst and writer—find herself drawn towards a spirituality that might have surprised her mom and dad? via 3 own tales, Chernin tackles the questions that pull in any respect folks: find out how to make experience in a global whose order isn't regularly obvious, and the way to discover stability among the brain and the spirit.
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My episode was titled ‘‘The Child’’ and revolved around a youngster in some compromising situations. It was revealed at the end of the story that my character was not a child but a midget.
Even as a child, I could sense the haunting tone that the sounds evoked in the stillness as our characters continued the frightening and lonely journey, not knowing where we were going, drifting along the gray river with the eerie notes of the crazed preacher echoing through the darkness. I learned that attention to style and tone was elemental to the creation of a film. Stanley Cortez was the talented and brilliant cinematographer. In one of the scenes toward the end of the movie, John and Pearl hide in a hayloft.
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In My Father's Garden: A Daughter's Search for a Spiritual Life by Kim Chernin