My mom’s birthday

I shed tears this morning.

Noon.

And night.

It’s my moms birthday today. She would have been 77, and just over 6 months since she died unexpectedly.

The first day of spring. Today. Or, at least it used to be..the earth shifted? Something to that effect….The equinox. The egg balancing. A new birth for me. A new season. Onward I trudge at times. Onward I go. Just like the sun. I arise. “Way to lean into that shit.”  The most honest words from a friend.

Plowing through I go. On so many levels. Snow. Earth. Grief. Sorrow. Quilts. Paperwork. Emails. For my moms taxes.

The snow melts and freezes around the car tires. Frozen in place.

Stop.

Hello Moon.

Goodnight Moon.

Hello Sun.