I'm getting this off the ground on Mother's Day, May 8, 2011. This is the first Mother's Day since my Mom, Madolyn S., passed from breast cancer on December 28, 2010.
I'm dedicating this day by opening this blog to her. Mom always encouraged me in every idea, endeavor, project or wish. Never once did she say I couldn't do something, nor fail to support me.
I've always (since teens, anyway) had an obsession with death and dying and final words and what I would think or do in those final moments. I've been afraid of dying while my song was still in me. My Mom passed with still so much to give, and was taken far too young at 68. I don't want this to happen to me.
In so many ways I'm not sure what truly lasts on this ball of dirt, but I know that the energy I (we) put into the world matters. There's no reason that my song has to wait until I'm ready to write that book, or that article, or that posts for this blog be edited and polished for me to publish them. There's no reason that it has to come out all at once.
Thus we begin. Thank you, Mom.
This is my song.