This blog is really a conversation with all of my friends, but most important, it is a recorded diary of some sort for my daughter, so she can understand the hows and whys of who I am.
We very seldom have deep conversations with our children. We mostly talk about problems, about issues they or we are facing, and talk very briefly about things in general. Very seldom do we talk about the meaning of things to us and how we see things and the whys behind our reasonings and actions.
There are so many things I am still learning from my mother. She is 85 and the more we talk, the more I understand how I am. Because I can understand the provenance of my behavior and customs. Also, why I do things the way I do them and why I respond to certain things the way I do.
In a way, I want my daughter and me to know each other as individuals, besides being the mother and daughter in our petite family. I think we do appreciate each other more and also are more inclined to respect each other’s opinions. That does not mean it makes things perfect, for me, it makes them understandable.
It is always good to have conversations about something else, other than our problems and needs. We are so unique and it is worth it to find the miraculous world on which our children sojourn. Also, the other way around.
So this blog is kind of a legacy. I hope.
It was today…21 September, 2011…a day of conversations…with my friends and my dear daughter. Hope she reads today.
Your Happy Contessa
“The story’s about you.” Horace, Roman lyric poet, during Augustus. 8 December, 65 BC – 27 November, 8 BC.