Susan O’Halloran – Journeys of the Heart – Downloadable CD – MP3 (All Stories Zip File)
Journeys of the Heart Discussion Questions – Here
Have you ever tried tracing your family’s origins? In Grandmother’s Story, Sue takes a trip to Ireland to find her Grandmother’s childhood home a place she was forced to leave because of famine, oppression, and some trickery by her older sister. “Sometimes it takes a loss to make you really understand what you had,” Sue reflects in the story. And in this lovely piece, the gifts and contributions of all those who have gone before us are recognized and honored.
The second story on this CD, City Girls, deals with the trials and tribulations over “fitting in” and demonstrates the endlessly creative ways people signal who’s “better than” or “less than”. Taking place at a spiritual retreat in 1965, Sue and her teenage friends share family secrets, discuss a variety of taboos, and begin to find a voice on such diverse topics as religion, income, addictions, and race.