Sunday, May 09, 2021 Mother’s Day (17 days before May’s “Flower Moon” rises fullest to Earth)
I’m lifting a coffee and toasting all moms, real and surrogate. Here on this ranch I’m a mom, will be stepping up to the needs of varied critters and trying to fulfill some of my own.
I’m considering loading the dogs and taking a longish drive into Northeast Oregon. I’ll take cameras and periodically stop awhile, to let the puppies run about, while I record images of the desert in early spring.
This long drive will be a way to carve out time for remembering my mom and older sisters (surrogate moms), all gone too-long. I’ve learned that maturity changes our childish perceptions of motherhood. For me these days of reflecting on a before and after, connect with with a fuller understanding of myself. I’m aware of a deep resilience entrenched in my life journey, guiding me to new experiences, surprisingly fun and with continuous learning.
Still, there’s an imaginary part impossible to satisfy. Just think, if one could begin all over again, and could strive to become a mom’s more thoughtful and better child….
Dear Friends: Writing short pieces can be challenging, and so, wishing to all, Happy Mother’s Day! Diana