It’s no secret that the Daily Diversion series features visual slices from the non-writing part of my life. Naturally, the photographs are always original Maedezs. I’m making an exception today-a magnificent exception.
My sweet, fierce, and always inspiring momma is on the first day of a five-week solo backpacking journey across Ireland and England. When she confided her vacation plans to me a year ago-a little breathless, but terribly excited-I saw her as I have always seen her, since I was a wee girl: as a passionate, committed, creative, free-spirited, positive woman. Any fearlessness I possess, is because of her. Any single-mindedness. Any ability to see beauty in the finite or the infinite or to see possibility in all things, however graceful or raw. It’s all because of her.
Her adventure starts in Dublin.
*”When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.”-James Joyce
Both photos are courtesy of my mom, Kay.
Those photos are totally beautiful! Your Momma is wonderfully courageous, my friend. ♥
I would love to visit Dublin, but then I’d probably never leave. ;0)
She is and doesn’t even know it. 🙂
I hear you. We are going to Scotland next year because we are both celebrating *significant* birthdays. I already know that I won’t want to leave!!
The way you talk about your mum is very cute!
Haha, thanks. She is the best!
I should have known your Mother was an adventuress. Her 5 month backpacking trip is an inspiration and I look forward to hearing about it. Dublin is a wonderful place to start!
I’ll have to tell her that you called her an adventuress. She’ll like that. 🙂