“Disassembling a myth—like destroying any refuge—is painful for everybody.”
—Toni Morrison

Tillie Green portrait
I remember my grandmother’s portrait, painted by my father, a picture of her playing cards, when she was already near the end of her life. It doesn’t look very much like the woman in the formal photograph. But as my mother aged, she grew to look remarkably like the portrait of her mother that my father had painted many years before...
—David Kronfeld