Candy Circles

After holidays we are back again!! Welcome to the new school year!!!

I would like to tell you about the names of this  blog. This summer I read The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, a novel about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago.

The second vignette  is entitled Hairs, and it is one of my favourites. ‘Candy Circles’ is a metaphor the author uses to describe her mother’s hair. Here you have some lines from this vignette…

Everybody in our family has different hair. My Papa’s hair is like a broom, all up in the air. And me, my hair is lazy. It never obeys barrettes or bands. Carlos’ hair is thick and straight. He doesn’t need to comb it (…). But my mother’s hair, my mother’s hair, like little rosettes, like little candy circles all curly and pretty(…) sweet to put your nose into when she is holding you, holding you and you feel safe, is the warm smell of bread before you bake it, is the smell when she makes room for you on her side of the bed still warm with her skin, and you sleep near her, the rain outside falling and Papa snoring.


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