Saturday, 1 July 2017

Me with Ma in Florida.

Ma says: I want to go for a walk.

Boom says the thundah in Florida.

But when we can walk, we head for the green.

Ma leading me through a shortcut to the green.

To the glorious green we stroll, where birds fly and chirp, and the flowers bloom deep rose-pink or thick, waxy-white.

Queen-of-flowers (crepe myrtle) in the green

On our way to the rocks upon which we sit, we stop to admire the big-root tree which looks very much like a banyan tree.  Its roots, instead of growing into the earth, rise upwards, bunched together like cathedral pipes beneath the ceiling of glossy leaves.

I am latching on to these days, absorbing them like a baby learning the world, but storing them like a woman-historian.

Ma is 80 now. I am hoarding, collecting her words, her sighs, her wishes and longings, her memories and laughter and little catches of songs that she sings now and then.

Ma taking in nature.

I want to be the best daughter ever, sorry for the odd times I wasn't.


10 comments:

  1. Hugs. Keep storing those memories. Stuff your heart full, and then add some more.

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    1. Child, I'm filling my eyes, my ears, my heart.

      How I wish I could have her with me, wherever I am.

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  2. Ha Ma! I wish I could see your smile.

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    1. Pat, like me, she's a li'l camera-shy. Well, for the public. I hope, one day :-)

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  3. Ma is 80 now. I am hoarding, collecting her words, her sighs, her wishes and longings, her memories and laughter and little catches of songs that she sings now and then....

    i felt that. I love the way you expressed that. My mom is 74, and willbe 75 in october.
    I feel your words in my heart

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  4. Your Ma looks happy to be out in nature. The older we get the more appreciate the simple things in life.

    Maybe we could see the back of you one day? :D

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  5. eh eh, what happen. I disappear two mornings and you up and leave home? i need to catch up. Hope all is well

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  6. Hahahaha, Joey, I saw what you did there. :-D

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  7. Hi Jdid, I'm back in Guyana.

    How you doing? I gon come by blogs this weekend.

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  8. Spoil your Ma, George, spoil her. She's still young, but spoil her.

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