2 copies of Mom’s first “Solo” publication of her poems have arrived. It took a while to receive them. She had published a few in the past but this is her first Solo and the first one after my brother had left. So it feels extra special. Ha. I feel like I am discovering my mother all over again. A mother of 2 who lost one. A woman who loves. A woman who endures. A woman who respects. A woman who appreciates. Her soul. Her power. Her power to heal her soul. I look up to her strength and endless creativity. I look up to her dignity. Her Beauty. Mom, I feel your soul.
Your incredibly humble heart and resilience.
The C train home never felt so beautiful as today. Thank God I was seated. I just couldn’t stop my tears.
Mom you are an amazing human being. I love you.
Mother and me, 6 month old.