Hiding in Plain Sight

From personal experience and my interviews with grandmothers, some things in families can be hiding in plain sight.

Here is the familiar visage of the Sutton Hoo helmet. It has recently been in the news because of the film ‘The Dig’. 

It was only pieced together after the war and the reconstructed regal anglo-saxon helmet was first seen in the seventies. The moustache turns out to be the tail of a strange flying dragon. Do you see? The eyebrows are wings.

I have had the idea that in a family there are people we know well and love, but if we care to look closer, they are actually part mystical creature, one that is staring us in the face. 

Published by marycane

A PhD student at the Elphinstone Institute Aberdeen Scotland. I am studying the experience of being a contemporary grandmother. In particular I am interested in how those grandmothers, whose family live far away, are passing on their family history.

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