today is my mom's birthday,
even though she died 5 years ago
i still remember her,
wish she was here
so today when i went to martinique beach
with my friend karen,
i brought this photo along to the sea
i took this photo of her back in 1980
and chose to make her my 365 photo for today.
for those of you who have lost parents,
or a spouse,
or a child,
or a friend
you know that days like today are difficult
but yet it seemed normal for me to
honour her in this way
i am sure that the ladies on the beach who were watching me
put a photograph on a pile of stones
(in an attempt to keep the photo dry from the rushing waves)
and then squat down,
til i got the one i wanted.
i don't care.
you matter to me
even when you are gone you can still
so beautifully and so easily capture my thoughts
and i don't care if people think
i am nuts.
i am not
i am remembering
and i always will.
missing you still mom.