To the Dreamers
Mom loved that painting, and she loved the name Vincent, even gave it to her parakeet. She was a creative person, Mom was. A lover of words and ideas. A dreamer. She would bet the house on a dream — and did several times.
In that way she inoculated her children against risky ventures. None of us will ever start a magazine or a museum. And yet ... Mom left her mark. Which is why I found a scene from the new musical La La Land so touching. It was an audition scene, when the character Mia is asked to tell the casting director a story.
Mia sings about her aunt, who lived in Paris and once jumped barefoot into the Seine. "She captured a feeling, the sky with no ceiling, sunset inside a frame."
... So bring on the rebels, the ripples from pebblesHere's to you, Mom.
The painters and poets and plays.
And here's to the ones who dream ...