wildfires to wildflowers

my mom says God can fix everything, just be patient

there were very few things she shoved down my throat

very calm, trusting, freedom-loving woman.

she didnt bother me about church and for the rest of my years i loved the good book

she didn’t bother me about literature and politics and music, and i love those too

she didnt tell me i watched too much tv or wrote too much

she encouraged me in whatever i loved, and i thank her for that.

and any time i see beautiful flowers i think of her.

this weekend when amber and i drove through malibu and thousand oaks (pictured)

and we saw all the wildflowers, i wanted to fly my mom out here to see them with her

because they’re poppin right now, big time.