FC: and the Monomyth By Kate Coltrane http://anamericanhomemaker.blogspot.com/2011/01/art-journals.html
1: The Call Siddalee Walker was called to her adventure when she was asked to direct a musical version of , The Women, in Seattle(wells 6). She asked her mother for advice even though she knew she was still furious at her for what was said in the New York Times about her being a "Tap-dancing child abuser"( wells 1). Sidda asked her mother for help because she knew everything about female friendships( Wells 6).
3: Refusal of the Call Sidda refused the call when she awoke one night and thought that Connor, her soon to be husband, had died in his sleep. He woke up when he heard her crying and comforted her. She told him she wanted to postpone the wedding because she couldn't bear to think that he would die and leave her alone someday( Wells 7). Sidda's friend May had offered Sidda her families cabin at the lake, on the Olympic Peninsula when they first got to Seattle. Sidda decided it would be best for her to go there to clear her head and just get away for a little while(wells 9).
5: Crossing The Threshold Sidda crosses the threshold when her mother mails her a package which turns out to be the scrapbook. Sidda hesitates at first but eventually sits down and opens the book. She uses the scrapbook to understand her mother's good and bad qualities. Sidda uses the scrapbook to see what made her mother sink into a deep depression and be abusive at times.
6: http://themovieboy.com/reviews/d/02_divineyaya.htm http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/fionnula_flanagan_ya_ya_sisterhood_001.html
7: Supernatural Aid Sidda's supernatural aid is the Ya-ya's. When Vivi was a little girl she had three best friends and they called themselves the Ya-ya's. They created a scrapbook of their life and memories together. Sidda asked her mother for advice about the play she was to be directing.When Sidda asked her mother for advice Vivi didn't want to give her the book at first(wells 15). After talking to the other Ya-ya's they convince her to give Sidda the book to help her understand that although love may be complicated at times it is worth it .(wells 16)
8: Road of Trials Sidda, now having the "Ya-ya-rabilia", relived Vivi's life while reading the scrapbook. She would remember each story from when she was a little girl and got a whole new understanding for her mother's life. From laughter to terror Sidda flashes back to her childhood. She remembers her mother playing a lifeguard and pretending to save her from drowning. Also she remembers her mothers deep depression and harsh anger.
10: Apotheosis Sidda goes to Washington after postponing her engagement to Connor. She goes to a place where she will be by herself. She clears her mind while she has time to think about what she would like to do. In this time she reads the scrapbook and overcomes most of her fear of being left alone. She overcomes the fear of learning how to love.
11: Refusal of Return Sidda still is not ready to put the marriage back on. She still feels that Connor is too good for her. She believes that he deserves someone better. He deserves someone who is afraid that he will die and leave her someday. She stays in Washington and continues to learn of her mothers adventure while reading the scrapbook.
12: Master of Two Worlds Connor goes to Washington with Sidda. Sidda has now learned that she knew how to love all along. After reading the scrapbook she knows that her mother always loved her but had a hard time expressing it. Sidda and her mother write a series of letter and then Sidda and Connor attend Vivi's early birthday party. She calls the wedding back on. She and Connor went to Louisiana and got married(wells 353).
14: Work Cited (Wells 1) (Wells 6) ( Wells 7) (Wells 9) (Wells 15) (Wells 16) (Wells 353) "crossing the threshold." Online Image. slideshow creator. No date. november 15,2011
15: putman, dustin. "ya-ya's." Online Image. Divine Secrets of the Y-ya Sisterhood. 2002. november 15,2011