A Liberal Tradition
by Mary Hamilton
When her daughter starts asking probing questions about the holidays, Gwynn is forced to examine her own beliefs about the world and then figure out how she's going to communicate them to a six-year-old. Her two mom friends, meanwhile, have joined a Unitarian church and are planning to "take in a poor person" for the holidays. A Liberal Tradition looks at how we deal with parenting, politics and religion in our world and how we take messy stabs at recreating tradition out of a complicated history.
Mary Hamilton is the 2015-17 Jerome New York Fellow at The Lark.