Sunday, May 10

Pour Maman ( a little from the past)

I wanted to take some special photographs for my mum on mothers day. I will not be by her side, i will not take her out to dinner or share laughter with her at a cafe today. In fact these last two weeks i have brought her some worries for i have been bending her ear with my woes(which seem to have fallen like a heavy storm). So she has to calm my frantic phone calls, melancholy emails and my repeating of the questions what am i to do..and.are we really going to live in a tent(more on that later) She has been as she has always been to me; a cup of chamomile, lavender under my pillow, rain in the time of drought and the sun that has always helped me grow..

I thought i would share with you a post i had written last year about a dress, but truly this post represents the wonderful, stunning loveliness and grace she exudes everyday in every-way.



A few years back my mum had come up from montreal to help me run one of my stores, I had just opened another
on the cape and thought she would enjoy the summer by the beach. My mum took to it very well in fact it i think people just came in to see her. My mum is lovely! anyways one day driving back from the cape i stopped at hanover, that is where my other shop was located. when I walked in I saw my mum in the most beautiful dress. I am immediately said "when did you get that?"her reply was" i made it last night form a tablecloth" she was a vision it would be impossible to describe her in it except to say it was if i was a little girl again looking at my mum and wishing i could be her when i grow up (still do everyday). For years now I have dreamt of that dress, on my last trip to Montreal she let me wear it all over the city and then told me to take it home....now i will never look like her in the dress, but for some reason- the feeling i got when i saw her in it, is the same feeling i get when i am wearing it!

10 comments:

Irene said...

big hugs, nadia, and i know what you mean about your mom. it is a beautiful way to describe it.

Dalva said...

I like your blog! nice sensibility for light, just like me!

Peggy said...

What a delightful story to share on Mother's Day! The love that you and your Mother share is so well illustrated.

in another lifetime said...

I can only imagine how special she is, but we do get a taste of it through you- not only this post, but in every one! Who was it that said "My mother is a poem I'll never be able to write, though everything I write is a poem to my mother"? I've probably misquoted it, but you know what I mean!

josephine said...

what a lovely story to go with that dress!

Aran said...

you know how much i love that dress! happy belated mother's day to all mothers and caregivers out there!

dia said...

Like always, from the day you were born.. You make my day...I love you sweetheart.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

what a beautiful post nadia...i remember that beautiful dress!--how lucky to have such a sweet mama and companion--i know the feeling well...---so sorry for the tough time...sending you love.

cindy* said...

i remember that dress! beautiful and what a thoughtful mother's day message.

i hope things work out and am so sorry to hear that you are going through a tough time. i'm always amazed by the beauty you find, even when it seems things are not going well. wishing you some sunshine... xo

Chessa! said...

I love this post and I recall that dress. I hope you had a wonderful day.