Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Mother


This watercolor I did in high school is of the most stunning sight we can see; the most powerful light in existence...Really there is nothing more beautiful than this awesome presence that surrounds us every day and every night....

even when we can't see it, this amazing light is there. 

Which is why I call this painting my mother.

 For those of you who like me, you should know that I am everything I am because of my mom.  Seriously...I blame her.

She is the one who told me I was an artist,

and insisted I start studying paint at a young age.

She gave me my first Dalai Lama book in high school,

and the Dream Yoga retreat that changed my life...


Also, as you know, my mom is gorgeous. (Leigh always says she has her ideal hair.) Absolutely stunning.

And hip. My mother is a fashion queen...

And smart...

She is skeptical about everything, and reads everything, 

she is informed, and a brilliant writer,

(she is a wonderful teacher)


And my mom is my greatest critic,

pushing and challenging me more than anyone else,

and at the same time, she supports me unrelentingly,

my spirituality, my sexuality, my study, my self...

my mom is the best mother in the world...

And now she is 60!, as beautiful as ever (just look at her!), as smart and hip and fun as ever...

Mom, I love you so much,

you are the reason I am. 

Thank you for being, and staying, and

teaching me what pure love can look like....

(I totally see why I chose you!)

Look at all you've done!!

Happy birthday!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Happy birthday for you mother.
Also congratulations. 60 years-old is end of year on one cycle. Its really meaningful year.
As you say she is perfect, I totally agree with you.
When I visited your family I knew why you are!! Really really great family.
I wanna say Happy birthday again from afar.

Alicia Cox said...

Happy birthday, Barbara! I always have envied David his familial privilege. :) You guys are all beautiful people, and I'm proud to know you.

May all beings be Free and in Love.

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