invisible mothers

My Thoughts On Calling Invisible Women

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While brushing her teeth one morning, Clover looks in the mirror and realizes that she is gone. She is completely invisible. She rushes into her son’s room and asks, “Do you see me?” and he assumes that she wants to have a theoretical discussion. Absorbed in his own problems, he never really looks at his mother. He can smell her. The laundry is getting done. He can hear her. Does it matter that he cannot see her?

Her husband and her daughter also do not notice that things are terribly amiss.

But she does find great support from her mother-in-law, her best friend and her dog.

I thought this book would be a little funnier. It did go back and forth between clever and somewhat depressing but Clover is able to spin all situations for the best.

There is a little hope at the end, but nothing is tied up with a lovely bow. But it does make me wonder, with my eyes buried in my laptop or on my I-phone screen, am I really looking at — seeing — the people around me?