today is my mom’s 85th birthday. she has been through a lot lately and bobbed up to the surface each time, ready to take on life, regardless of what life has thrown at her. it would have been easy, a number of times, to give up. and she has not. that is admirable. but she has also kept her sense of humor and rebelliousness. and that is something more than admirable. give ’em hell, mom. i’ve got your back.
horsetail at the end of winter