Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mother's Day
For Mother's Day, my daughter gave me a most beautiful gift: a plane ticket and an invitation to visit her and my beautiful grandson for four days. Instead of coming up for the calendar Mother's Day (today), she suggested I visit last weekend, so that we might attend Sakura Matsuri--the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
We did, and it was glorious (if a bit of a trek by subway and foot from Queens). I am always struck by the beauty of sudden contrasts that defines the northeast in the Spring. The dark blue, almost black green of conifers, the saturated reds and shimmering pinks of azaleas, the plethora of purples of wisteria and lilac. So different from the soft, lingering palette of the South.
And then to see my grandson, Max, in all his exuberant vivacity--the memory of his bliss is an eternal gift. Thank you and happy mother's day to my daughter, the best mother I know.
this pic was taken at a prayer garden.