Sunday, January 26, 2014
I Remember Mamma
On this day some 45 years ago my mother was killed in a horrific car accident. That day was not unlike this one as far as weather goes. It was a cold snowy Sunday in 1969. Unfortunately I was also in that fatal car accident. It was a day that would change my life forever. Despite that terrible experience, my life has evolved in a positive way. It started off a bit rocky. I went through many years of anger and mistrust of everything. But, I did eventually find myself again. Today I am taking this opportunity to honor my mother and all she gave us three kids. But, most importantly she gave us love. Love is the greatest gift, the greatest energy in the universe. Without love there is no light or life as far as my concept of it is concerned.
The above image is of a rose I won in a contest a few years ago. I took this picture earlier this summer when I got my new DSLR camera. It was one of the first images I made with the camera. I named this rose after my mother. So, my Geneva rose grows gracefully in my side yard facing the south and sends blossoms of love out to greet me every year. I look upon this rose as a grand example of how beautiful my mother was and is to me. Her spirit is with me everyday of my life. I am so grateful for the life she gave me to experience and grow and become a wiser soul. She gave me the chance to discover my soul, which is discovering yourself and ultimately discovering the universe.
Today is a bitter sweet day. But, it is one that I am grateful for and am humbled by. I remember mamma and all that she is and was to me.