July 19, 2009
The song “For Good” from Wicked probably reminds me the most of my mom. I quoted it in my remembrance at her memorial service: “It well may be that we will never meet again in this lifetime, so let me say before we part, so much of me is made of what I learned from you, you’ll be with me like a hand print on my heart, and now whatever way our stories end, know you have rewritten mine by being my friend.” I only quoted part of this section, but the entire verse really encompasses my feelings about my relationship with my mom. The song played on my XM Radio while I was driving around LA today.
July 19, 2015
I definitely feel that my mom is still "with me like a hand print on my heart" and I often try to "channel" her when I have to deal with a situation I think she would have handled particularly well.
I completed this photo project from May 2009 to May 2010. Six years later, I'm reposting the series with additional thoughts. Here's what I wrote about it when I started.