Sunday, May 12, 2013

This Is My Mom

This is my mom. We tend to be a sentimental bunch--easy tears, nervous stomachs--but we counter that with silliness and ironic awareness. Happy Mother's Day to my mom and to all moms and to everybody born of a mother. Once again, a Middletown quotation comes to mind:

MALE DOCTOR: (speaking to Mary Swanson, about to have a baby) ...Don't forget--it's so easy to forget, but--everyone in the world was born. Try to name someone who wasn't? You can't. So just be a part of the whole crazy thing. The rest is details, little tests, taps of a tiny hammer.

And so on.

And now, lest I get too sentimental, teary-eyed, and lump-in-the-throatish, I offer this Mother's Day card from Facebook:

And so on.

(And it's a Thor's Day on a Sunday in the blog because of the tiny hammer. And also a Random Coinciday for perhaps obvious reasons. And, even if my son doesn't read this, the deli counter person at Jewel loved my haiku t-shirt!!)


Collagemama said...

Beautiful, and a little teary.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

Wonderful tribute and the funniest facebook reference.

Have a wonderful Mother's day

I wrote something on my blog but it's in spanish so you may have to have your husband interpret (kidding, I'm sure you are bilingual by now)

Grace Curtis said...

Lovely and touching post, Kathleen!

Kathleen said...

Thanks, sweethearts.

P.S. I am only bilingual with swear words.

jeronimus said...

Your mum looks very sweet.
There was a very mellow vibe here in Sydney, people coming home from lunches with their moms, and buying flowers at the side of the road.

ted said...

I like it.

Cathy said...

What a beautiful mom! I hope you and she both have a lovely Mother's Day.

Can you tell us what the haiku tee says, or is it top secret?

Kristi said...

Happy Mothers' Day to you and your beautiful mom!

Maureen said...

Wonderful photo of your mother.

Thank you for a fun post. Just the right mix!

seana graham said...

I love that photograph.

Kathleen said...

Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense

Cathy said...

That's. Just. Awesome.

Unfortunately, I understand it.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Ha! I am a similar combo of sentimental/silly. Love that apology :).

Ted said...

I did get the book of petry and I thank you for it. I have not started reading it yet. I know I will like it if I take my time and pay attention like a good student.
I can't wait tp take a test.