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mothers.

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“being a mother gave me a better sense of what life is.”

-ruth bader ginsburg

 

 

 

 

image credit: google images (vintage)

 

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amy’s choice.

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oh, amy what have you done?

after a bit of an unexplained absence

and when rejoining us outside at her picnic

amy tells us that she was busy inside

setting her mother up with her old iPad

and is already feeling a bit of remorse and worry

that this choice may have created

a life-long need for her tech support

and round-the-clock calls to her

yearning for immediate answers

to the endless questions as to the subtleties and mysteries

contained within the world of apple products.

her brother quickly makes it clear

that he is hands-off

and is not in any way involved in this endeavor.

she speaks openly of her fear

while the only other things we know

that she is afraid of are mascots

though this new level of fear

may have even topped that.

we all reassure her that she is a good daughter for having done this

while at the same time privately harboring

our own personal doubts

about the potential risk/reward factor involved in her choice.

about 3 minutes went by

and this is a picture of amy re-entering her house

after she has been called in

to where her mother sits with her new iPad

and her first ‘question/glitch.’

she looks frightened and unsure of what awaits her inside.

 

“choices are the hinges of destiny.”

-edwin markham

 

this is mama.

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dropped off the family entries

to the library’s annual lego building contest

there were so many good ones to see

 elaborate, creative, funny, scary, lovely, colorful, detailed

some were quickly assembled

some took many hours and days to create

some made by children, some by adults,

some made by both working together

but it was the one above that really caught my eye

it was beautiful because

it was clearly made by someone

out of pure love

created by ivy, a preschooler

 her piece’s title

written by someone

who knew how to write their letters

simply read:

‘this is mama.’

 it was magnificent.

“every block of stone has a statue inside it

and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

-michelangelo

one day, one mother, three daughters, three happenings.

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had tea and morning meditation with one

surprised and had coffee with another

shared a friendly birthday dinner with yet another, at her in-laws’.

it was a good day.


‘be happy for this moment. this moment is your life.”
-omar khayyam

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four.

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a relaxed and wonderful evening 

spent with my three daughters

dinner at the prickly pear cafe

then

movie and laughs and talk  

just the four of us

enjoying each others’ good company.

because of them

i have always known

that

four is my lucky number.

“love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”

-john lennon

image credit: google images