I miss my mother every day.
She's been gone 15 years.
Every time I hear the song, "Stardust", my eyes well with tears. It was her favorite. She was from Indiana. Hoagy Carmichael, composer of "Stardust" and many other great standards was also from Indiana.
My mother loved with an open hand. She didn't judge me. She supported me. I did alot of dumb stuff as a teenager and twenty-something and she forgave me without condemning me in the first place. I am sure she was dismayed by a number of my activities but she didn't show it. She understood.
Here's a really fine recording of Hoagy Carmichael playing what became one of the most recorded songs in the 20th century.
or my favorite rendition below.
Happy Mother's Day Mom.