The Narrative Arc
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The Narrative Arc


Portraits of Melancholy

My mother saw something it took me years to recognize.

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My mother was an artist. Like generations of the women before her, she could take anything, nothing, and turn it into something.

Like the generations of women before her, she didn’t come to it until her thirties. And like generations…



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Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Dr. Martha Manning is a writer and clinical psychologist, author of Undercurrents and Chasing Grace. Depression sufferer. Mother. Growing older under protest.