Tuesday, August 22, 2006

One Deep Breath - The Sound of Music


Mom hasn't liked having her picture taken for a long time now. Like a grand Diva, there is always a good side for the camera and in this case, the Diva is entirely right. Shooting mom from her right is the only way to guarantee a decent picture and even then it's pure luck.

Here she is just a short while before her fall early in July. Rather than attach this haiku to any picture I could take of her now, I prefer to share her beauty as it was just a short time ago. Any picture I take of her now shows only the strain and distress and deep sadness that rules her.

I chose this picture because just a few days ago I learned that she was watching "The Sound of Music" on the television her roommate has set up so that they both can see it. Margie told me that mom was so happy and was singing all the songs. I like to think that she looked and felt like this for at least a short time.

I wish I had seen her, secretly, like that.

20 comments:

paris parfait said...

Oh, sweetie - how beautiful! Your mom and the haiku. I'm glad you got to hear about your mom's joy watching the Sound of Music, even if you didn't see it. It sounds as though she's feeling a bit better. I hope so! Sending prayers and hugs your way. xo

Becca said...

What a splendid photo and haiku, Annie. You mom's face is totally "wreathed in joy" in this piture. and she looks so beutiful

I'm glad that music as able to give her some moments of joy during this hard time for her.

Love to you both...

jillypoet said...

Such beuatiful sentiment. There is a poem in the secretly watching her sing part of your blog post, I'm sure of it! Sounds like your mom is your hero. Mine, too! Also Scorpios! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Daisy Lupin said...

I am so glad you have had a positive piece of news about your mother. You must be pleased that she could enjoy 'The Sound of Music'.

Jennifer said...

oh Annie! this photo is such a treasure...

Star said...

How wonderful for her to get lost in the songs, the music, the story. It sounds as if it transported her to happier days as she sang along and, for awhile, could put aside the worries of the day.

This is a beautiful way to showcase music for the week.

Janet said...

That is such a sweet photo. I love the thought of secretly watching and hearing her joy and happiness with The Sound of Music. A wonderful image to keep in your mind and heart forever.

Bug said...

What a beautiful post. I love that you wanted to see her in secret--what a great daughter you are. I hope you share this with her!

Bug said...

What a beautiful post. I love that you wanted to watch her in secret--what a good daughter you are. I hope you share your haiku/photo with her!

Ally Bean said...

This just contributes to my theory that there is no one in the USA who doesn't know the words to some of the songs of The Sound of Music. Many say they don't, but all do.

Great post.

Maxly said...

Lovely. Absolutely lovely.

I hope I sing to the Sound of Music.

Your Neighbor said...

Sweet to sing the sound of music, memories of mom and the theatre when we were young and christmases all together, That is so lovely and made me think of my family. Thank you.

Autrice DelDrago said...

(((((Annie))))) hugs to you for a beautiful post.

susanna said...

Yes, your mom looks happy in this photo. Did you make the scarf for her?

AnnieElf said...

Yes, I made the scarf. I was on a total scarf-making binge for about a year. This is one of many that I made and SHE claimed. It was very funny.

Sandy said...

What a nice entry! I wish you both well.

vicci said...

Beautiful Annie...both of you!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Oh Annie, I love how you wrote this and tucked in the love you have ever so sweetly in this post.

Beth said...

Oh Annie,,I just feel so bad,,your Mom is so beautiful,,and thats what you will always remember about her,,hang in there Sweet Annie!!!

One Crabapple said...

oh annie I had not read this earlier about your mom...I think this is lovely.

I feel like I did see her for a second.