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May 10, 2020

‘…the long and winding road.’

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 7:17 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the golden sun lit, cold, breezy, beautiful, bountiful island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Mother’s Day, a brilliant glowing Sunday morning here on Ocean Street in Historic Hyannis, The Tenth Day of May, 2020, as many a mom will hopefully be treated to something other than ‘curb side delivery’,

eh?

Mothers’ of all kind are celebrated  today, indeed, you’ve got your momma ducks and their ducklings, dawned with masks on Boston’s ‘Public Gardens’, but here on Cape Cod and the Islands, our fine Governor Charlie Baker has eased restrictions for our wild feathered friends, as well as furry and flippered friends, allowing them to fly, swim and roam free from beak and blow hole coverings, social distancing, paranoia, brief bouts with temporary insanity and all other neurosis’ that are rearing their ugly heads during this curious crisis.

My mother passed away last year, not due to this virus, but in a tragic fall down the stairs.  She lived a long, happy, productive, compassionate life, giving to her three children unconditionally, only to repeat that action with her many grandchildren.

She once said to me, “Michael, I can only hope your children do exactly what you have done to me!”, such as putting glasses of milk on antique tables without a coaster, or walking around the house without my slippers on, for it ‘tracked crumbs’ all over. ever asking the same question, ‘who do you think vacuums? I do!’ .  That of course, was just the tip of the iceberg.  She put up with more than her fair share.

When they are gone, they are gone.

Albeit in a better place.  That point hits home during holidays like this one, writing this ‘watery essay’ to a silent audience who may, or may not, be reading it right now.  Gone are the days where I could just pick up the phone and call to wish her all the Beatrix Potter character–like Peter Rabbit, the Fox, Mother Goose– to come alive and be with her on this special day.  For she was an artist who recreated these iconic images of Ms. Potter, giving her work away for free.

Just like her love.

So on this day, I implore one and all to celebrate mothers of all kinds, cherish the moments, for they may not come again.

“A mother’s job is never done’, she used to say, and looking around, walking, flying, swimming, biking, kayaking, skiing, boating, running the long and winding road, that truism could not be more applicable than it is right NOW!

Have a wonderful day Mother’s of America!

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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