What details does the story provide about the way Maggie looks and moves? How are these symbolically significant? Why are Twyla and Roberta unable to remember Maggie’s race clearly? When Twyla tries to come to grips with her fraught memories of Maggie, why does she conclude, “Maggie was my dancing mother”? Why might Maggie have represented a kind of failed motherhood to both Twyla and Roberta? What else might Maggie represent?