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Sunday, May 08, 2011

And She'd Smile Like Twink the Wonder Kid...

Today is Mothers Day, a day for us to take a moment and honor the women who made us who we are today. Our biological mothers, our mothers by proxy, our friends and family who take on the responsibility of mothering the ones they love. I am a lucky woman, as I have always been able to rely on my mother to be a model of resilience, and caring, and connectedness. To her community, to her friends, first and foremost, her family, my mother has always been there. She instructed my sisters and I in how to be strong women, and in the little joys in life. Like this story below.

My mother, my sisters and I, driving around Cape Cod, looking at giant beachfront houses and wishing. Listening to this cassette in Mom's Peugot station wagon, and singing at the top of our lungs.

"His name was always BUDDY, and he'd shrug and ask to stay,
And she'd sigh like Twink the wonder kid and turn her face away,
She's uncertain if she likes him, but she knows she really loves him.
It's a crash course for the ravers,
It's a drive-in Saturday."

In this picture, I am less than a year old, and she is growing out her Ziggy Stardust haircut.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom. I love you.

Drive-In Saturday - David Bowie

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