My mother is the last of her three sisters to survive and she does it with great style at 86. At the Masters Olympic Games she goes from diving board to jacuzzi between dives and then posts her pictures of winning medals on facebook. ( Also posting messages to family members as she hasn’t figured out messaging ( you can find her under LOIS WOOD-Lawrence Park Collegate
It is curious that I write about mom, I notice I write more stream of concisousness now.
I enjoy writing for content, I also believe it helps me stay true to my inner self
My life has always been like this, I LIVE on some edge of irreverence with the greatest intention of being meaningful. As the decades continue to fly by this choice has not ever changed for long.
Perhaps it is the wish to remain unique in a world that appears to want homogenization ( most especially in corporations, or systems like education).
Perhaps it is because I was a Spock baby.
No, not Leonard Nemoy, he came far after the author who insighted mothers like mine the idea that they should give their children ‘choice’! Back then it was asking me as a very small child what I thought and maybe even what I felt about things…poor mom, I believe it did make her job much more difficult later, even now.
Now though what is most curious about this week is that I have thought about my mother. I am often thinking about my children and the kind of relationship I enjoy with them and these relationships are far grander than the one I have had with my mother in every way..
So to not only think of my mother this week, to reach out and call her and listen to her tell me stories that I am not especially excited to hear surprises me that the compassion I have often extended to my daughters, my friends, animals and strangers….
I now extend to my mother with great understanding and humor.
NOW THIS IS A VERY NEW ME! Gone are the upsets of the projections or expectations or wishes that things were different than what they are and here is truly a GIVE MORE situation….without even a concern for a GET MORE.
INFACT I AM GIVING INSTINCTUALLY constantly in a more clean way ( if you get my meaning) and it brings me not only a richer story but a truly richer life!