My mother gave me plenty of advice over the years. Some I used, some I didn’t….
Likely the same for many mothers and daughters! Ev gave me advice from the best way to draw something, for example, when I was little, to mothers’ tips when I had children of my own. She’d often share her way of doing something to make it easier than my way. Yes, that is a ‘Mother’ thing sometimes, but usually, it was easier than mine :)
Reflecting over some of her best advice, I realize I’m still using some of it, if not more of…
They hid every day,
Once or maybe even twice.
They’d disappear for quite some time,
No one knew why
To ask wouldn’t be very nice.
The ritual seemed never-ending,
Curiosity grew throughout the town
But all that changed when
The curtain they were hiding behind
Became torn and left wide open.
Working by soft pink roses
And waiting for the bloom of an orchard or two
Sunshine paints this room so bright
And gives cheers to my soul
From morning into night.
A brush of energy presents a feeling of color
Fanned lines from hues of springtime.
Once the orchard plant is in full bloom
I’ll smile at its purple and white petals
That’ll sparkle throughout the living room.
I’ll remember my uncle
As the man who proudly smiled
He posed for many a picture
Next to relatives and friends
Who shined along with him for sure.
Years ago, as a little girl,
He greeted me with bright smiles,
Some laughs and joking, very carefree
On his lunch, he’d stop in at Grandma’s,
Sat with us and ate homemade pasta e Fagioli.
I uttered to myself in my mind, ‘This may be the last time anyone is writing in this notebook log,’ as I logged in the day’s activities at what would be the last day I worked at my retail job, back in March 2020. As I closed up the small shop for the day, I wrote the usual info and notes for the next day’s salesperson. And I wrote my thoughts with something like, ‘I am not sure when anyone will write in here next.’
I often think about that with an eerie feeling. At that time, my state declared…
Ma, I called you. Not Mom, Mother, or Mama, but just Ma.
With family, we had fun, ate well, enjoyed some casual vacations.
You made our home cozy and stylish, a knack you’d carry for life.
Artistic skills you introduced to me and liked all of my creations.
* Proud Mom of two daughters * Grandmother to an adorable baby girl * Freelance Writer * Eco-conscious * she/her/hers * Ageless spirit * Flexitarian