Home Song for My Mother

Home Song for My Mother

Listening to our shadow.
Puppies, poems and popcorn
the center of the house.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

9 thoughts on “Home Song for My Mother

  1. Marion Couvillion

    Thanks, I always take great care in looking at old photos of people. A habit of questionable merit, but it often tells me a lot about the person being photographed and I sometimes think that I see things that others may have have missed, like how she dressed you, her home and the love of it. Your mom’s goal, if not her dream, in life was to be a good wife, mother, and role model.. She gave you that “almost smile”, and eyes but in a way I see a sadness. Seeing the magazines on the coffee table, even McCalls, and others show her pastime and dreams and that puppy snuggled behind her tells me a lot.. I bet she enjoyed hearing about your life and travels as this was a window into a hidden unrealized desire of hers. And like me, she took great comfort in that little dog, filling the vacancy of those who were gone.

    If I missed that completely, don’t tell me about it because it is nice knowing her through my mind’s eye, even if it is through a few old photographs. SAM

    On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 1:06 AM lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown wrote:

    > lifelessons posted: ” Home Song for My Mother Listening to our shadow. > Puppies, poems and popcorn the center of the house. ” >

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I love looking for small details in photos. I agree that they reveal a lot. She did have a special bond with every animal that lived in our house: dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, even our pet racoon.

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