Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage? His father takes him deep into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.
ED EMSHWILLER - Rite of Passage by Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore - May 1956 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - cover by isfdb - print by google
Rite of Passage by Maggie Steber | MediaStorm. "The images speak to the pain of loss, the complexities of a mother-daughter relationship and the fragility of life." Every piece by MediaStorm is lovely, but this is my new favorite.