Discussion of Masterpiece of the Heart
1. People say, ‘home is where the heart is’ but the story, Masterpiece of the Heart, explores the disjointedness a person feels when they are moved from their physical home. Share a time when you ached to return to a specific place you considered home.
2. Why is it important to hold onto sensory memories of the places we live? Leave a comment about the cherished smells of home cooked foods, the familiar sights of rickety ‘Welcome to Town’ signs, or the comforting sounds of city noises below.
3. Has a friend surprised you by knowing something about you that you may never told them? What were your feelings when they acknowledged your inner thoughts?
4. After Vienne and Oliver saw the Santa Fe sunset in the cathedral in Rodez, France together; do you think Vienne would be able to picture Santa Fe wherever she went?