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In the Window: Flower of Doreen, 2005

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.

–E. M. Forster, Howards End

Just a brief post today to wish a Happy Mothers Day to everyone out there– mothers and children, alike. Just appreciate your moms today. I will be thinking of and missing my mom who passed away back in 1995. The painting at the top from 2005 was a dedication to her around the tenth anniversary of her death.

Below is a post from 2017 that talks a bit about my mom:

Buried in my work right now and there doesn’t seem to be enough time for much of anything beyond it for the next few weeks. So I miss some things here and there. But I did remember, a couple of days ago, to think about my mom on the date that marked the 22nd year [28th this year] of her death. I’m not going to get too sentimental here. It’s an unfortunate fact that most of us experience our parents’ passing at some point so my bit of sadness is no greater or different than that of most other folks.

But I do miss her. She was a =n interesting case, a mass of paradoxes. She was battle-hardened tough but also fragile and generous to a fault. Uneducated but highly intelligent. Stubborn but always willing to change. Deeply private and funny. Loyal and surprisingly fair-minded and principled. I wish I could have seen her live into old age–it would be wonderful to sit with her once more and have a cup of her coffee. Ask her all the questions that went unasked, tell her all the things that went unsaid.

But life is like that, leaving us a handful of memories to recall when we need them. It’s been good doing just that this morning.

Here’s a song form her favorite singer, Eddy Arnold. I remember the album cover this song comes from like it is burnt into my memory. The song, fittingly, is You Still Got a Hold on Me. The painting at the top is named after my mom-it’s called In the Window: Flower of Doreen.

Have a great day…

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