Many of us who saw Greta Gertwig's Lady Bird were jolted into remembering our difficult relationships with our mothers--or, even closer at hand, with our daughters. A friend--the mother of a daughter who has been living abroad for 10 years--sent this email:
Have you seen Lady Bird? The mother/daughter relationship was heart breaking and I have spent time thinking about the times what I wanted my daughter to be got in the way of my liking what she was.
I am going to suggest she see it while she's here [on a two-week visit]. If she does, that should make for some interesting conversation.