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The Cord Is Really Never Cut   Leave a comment

Galveston (52 of 106)-2 blog-IIDaughter Jill and Mother Joy Celebrating Joy’s Birthday

Galveston (54 of 106) blog IISharing one of life’s present moments. — Images by kenne. July 28, 2010

Mother, daughter
the cord is really never cut
even after death.

— kenne

Remembering Virginia On Mother’s Day   Leave a comment

Joy and her mom July 14, 2008 DSC_0028 blog IIJuly 14, 2008

Road Trip, Wisconsin, St John's, Joy's Birthday, Greune“Mother’s Day” Joy and her mom, Virginia (July 24, 2008) — Image by kenne 

Two photos and
ten years out —
Houston to St. Paul
mother and daughter
road trip sharing
memories and
time together.

Now,
separated by time
on this Mother’s Day
there will be no
Mother’s Day call
only memories of
past calls and photos.

— kenne

Mother And Daughter — Love Liberates   2 comments

Road Trip, Wisconsin, St John's, Joy's Birthday, GreuneJoy and Her Mom, Virginia –“I am living, I remember you.” (Image by kenne)

I am living,
I love you,
I remember you,
I am you.

You liberated me,
You will never die
You are the spirit,
You are eternal.

— kenne

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“love. 
she liberated me to life, 
she continued to do that. 
and when she was in her final sickness
i went out to san francisco 
and the doctor said she had 3 weeks to live, 
i asked her 
“would you come to north carolina?” 
she said yes. 
she had emphysema and lung cancer, 
i brought her to my home. 
she lived for a year and a half 
..and when she was finally in extraneous 
she was on oxygen and fighting cancer for her life 
and i remembered her liberating me, 
and i said i hoped i would be able to liberate her, 
she deserved that from me. 
she deserved a great daughter 
and she got one. 

so in her last days, i said 
“i understand some people need permission to go…
as i understand it you may have done what god put you here to do. 
you were a great worker, 
you must’ve been a great lover 
cause a lot of men and if I’m not wrong 
maybe a couple of woman risked their lives to love you. 
you were a piss poor mother of small children 
but a you were great mother of young adults, 
and if you need permission to go, 
i liberate you”. 

and i went back to my house, 
and something said go back —
i was in my pajamas, 

i jumped in my car and ran
and the nurse said “she just gone”.

you see love liberates. 
it doesn’t bind, love says i love you. 
i love you if you’re in china, 
i love you if you’re across town, 
i love you if you’re in harlem, 
i love you. 

i would like to be near you, 
i would like to have your arms around me 
i would like to have your voice in my ear 
but that’s not possible now, 
i love you so go. 
love liberates it doesn’t hold. that’s ego. 

love liberates.” 

― Maya Angelou

 

You are a function of this total galaxy,
bounded by the milky way,
and this galaxy is a function of all other galaxies.
You are that vast thing that you see far off, far off with great telescopes.
You look and look and look,
and one day you are going to wake up and say,
“why, that’s me!” 

And in knowing that,
you know that you never die.
You are the eternal thing that comes and goes
that appears now as John Jones, now as Mary Smith,
now as Betty Brown and so it goes, forever and ever and ever.” 

~Alan Watts 

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