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.