Happy birthday, Mom!
All day long, I've been thinking of you, Mom. You were my mother, confidante, friend, nurse, "mouth-piece", champion, and my roll model.
Today, you would have been 89 years old, and yet, you would have acted ageless, as you always did. You taught me how to have fun, to have a free-spirit. You showed me how to express love, empathy, and acceptance. Most importantly, you taught me to laugh bravely in times of extreme duress.
I had dinner at Cafe California - our favourite place in the entire world - and I could have sworn that I saw you sitting across from me. If only!
I played my YouTube playlist Songs That Remind Me of Mom in your honour. If you're around, I hope you like it. If you're partying with Artie Shaw, Fats Waller, Bunny Berrigan (and Dad!) - that's fine too!
I love you, Mom!