Mary Pacifico Curtis, author
Understanding Moonseed chronicles in essays a family’s personal journey on a road that is both perfect and fraught with the unforeseeable. Along the way, we meet the big city girl with a precocious interest in politics, have brushes with pivotal historic moments in the 60’s and 70’s, and continue as she falls in love with a man who became famous in the music industry moves with him to Silicon Valley, to found their own companies, and marry. She settles into roles as wife, mother and executive working 60-hours a week. The unforeseeable lurks as - after a short illness - cancer takes husband, father, and soulmate. The family’s grief and devastation reveal each member’s character as they try to understand how life will continue without this column of the family. As they grow and become something new, the arc of the story bends back to love.