Saturday, March 15, 2014

My mother said before she departed

St. Patricks day is next week and it was my mother's favorite holiday. I wrote this poem in her honor and chose this painting to represent the poem. We had a wonderful conversation a week before she passed. I carry her words with me. As I get older I realize each day is a gift. I try to live each day as though it is my last.http://joan-reese.artistwebsites.com/featured/straits-of-dover-joan-reese.html
My mother said before she departed, Sitting in her garden among red clover; “Snap your fingers and it is over!” “Life is like a sailboat in waters, uncharted, Some rough, some calm,” moreover; My mother said before she departed. “The best you can be is good hearted, Carefully walk; Straits of Dover, Snap your fingers and it is over!” Words of wisdom my mother imparted, “No one lives forever,” moreover, “Snap your fingers, and it is over! ’’ My mother said before she departed.