If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Friday, July 22, 2011

We Interrupt Our Regular Scheduled Programming....

...to send a happy birthday wish out to my mother.

Growing up, my mother was the smartest person I knew.  I believed there was no bottom to the well of her knowledge.  At 46, I still haven't found it.  She went back to college shortly after I was born and her educational career shaped my childhood and was an inspiration to my own academic pursuits.  To my mother I owe my love of writing and books.  No small debt. My mother is and always has been her own woman.  She does not stand by convention.  She is a bit of a nomad and a minimalist; two traits I greatly admire.

Mom is making her seventies look like a piece of cake.  I hope to follow in her footsteps.

Have a great day mom and I'll see you in September.


Annie said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Joan Kane Nichols said...

Thanks so much, Sweetie. That tribute touched me deeply, more than you can know.

Have a great trip.

Love you,


ruth pennebaker said...

What a lovely tribute to your mother. Both of you are so fortunate to have each other.