Entanglement

“My mother believed in spontaneous generation. She thought spiders were produced out of balls of dust. My mother was an intelligent woman. Had she been born a couple generations later, I don’t doubt she would have been a successful professional. In the matter of spiders she was simply reasoning from the evidence she had before her: leave some dust alone in a corner for a while (something she never willingly did; she cleaned every day) and you’ll find a spider in it….”

My latest at Eclectica.

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About Thomas J. Hubschman

Thomas J. Hubschman is the author of Look at Me Now, My Bess, Song of the Mockingbird, Billy Boy, Father Walther’s Temptation, The Jew’s Wife & Other Stories and three science fiction novels. His work has appeared in New York Press, The Antigonish Review, Eclectica, The Blue Moon Review and many other publications. Two of his short stories were broadcast on the BBC World Service.

Posted on October 20, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Tom – as I read this post, I kept finding myself responding with an emphatic, enthusiastic YES!!! You have put into this single post some of the most significant things I feel I have only discovered in recent years. Yes! we are all entangled — not constricted or knotted up or imprisoned – but entangled. We are not complete without others. Yes! there is nothing like growing up in a religion or culture to understand it. It puts down roots that in some ways, for better or worse, simply can never be pulled out. Yes! the daughter in Our Man in Havana describes someone I know intimately. Yes! we want to understand too much. Reality is ultimately unknowable.

    Reading this post was just a little bit scary. It was like someone was reading my mind. (Hope this does not come across as a put down. Egocentric as I am, it is meant as a way of saying thank you.)

    On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 6:33 PM, The Writer’s Treehut wrote:

    > Thomas J. Hubschman posted: “”My mother believed in spontaneous > generation. She thought spiders were produced out of balls of dust. My > mother was an intelligent woman. Had she been born a couple generations > later, I don’t doubt she would have been a successful professional. In the > ma” >

  2. It’s immensely gratifying to me, Terry, that you should find so much in this piece that resonates with you. Literally makes it worth any effort I put into it worth the energy, and more. Thank you.

    • Tom – I’m glad my appreciation makes it worth the energy of writing you post. Believe me, it means at least as much to me. I suspect more maybe. In any case, I find it a mega-surprise that we have come to know each other so well solely through cyberspace.

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