Reese Witherspoon: Daughter’s college plan was arrow to the heart

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Los Angeles, March 26 | Actress Reese Witherspoon says her daughter’s college plans felt like an “arrow to the heart”.

In an interview to Emmy magazine, the 44-year-old actress opened up about her show “Little Fires Everywhere” and revealed how the source material struck a chord with her as daughter Ava, 20, was also preparing for the next stage of her life, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

“My daughter was applying for college back then, so it hit me like an arrow in the heart. It’s so difficult to articulate what motherhood means, and there are so many passages in the novel that did,” she said.

Witherspoon has Ava with former husband Ryan Phillippe and also has kids Deacon, 16, and Tennessee, seven, with current husband Jim Toth. She also shared that her favourite passage from the book was about comparing parenthood to an apple.

The quote read: “It was like training yourself to live on the smell of an apple alone, when what you really wanted was to devour it, to sink your teeth into it and consume it, seeds, core, and all.”

For the actress, it resonated as her own children are getting older. She said: “It’s such a vivid way to describe the loss of your children as they grow up.”

Witherspoon has previously admitted that becoming a mother at such a young age, she was 23 when she had Ava, completely changed her life.

“I had to grow up really fast, and figure out what woman I wanted to be for my daughter,” she explained, insisting that having a baby is a lot easier in your twenties than thirties.

Source: IANS

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Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”

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