Smile Everlasting

illuminating the atmosphere
she leaves a room
her brightness remains
how blessed are those
sharing the light of her company
I’d love to believe
moments live on forever
I’d like to be remembered
for my mother’s breathtaking smile
millie's smileMay you dream of all selfless mothers everlasting…

Photos taken from two entertainment shows my mom’s community center put on. In both pics she (I think) lip syncing Peggy Lee. In real life my mom has lovely brown hair and doesn’t wear plastered makeup, but she gets a kick out of these pics. I hope you do too. In the top photo (most recent) she is 79 years old, photo below she is 78.
Below is one of my kooky graphics from a few months back. Done in Prisma pencil.

Aged Smile

Aged Smile

5 thoughts on “Smile Everlasting

  1. One of the things I remember the most about my original artwork of 50 years ago was drawing caricatures. Capturing the essence of a personality, a soul, in people we know and love is the highest form of flattery in my opinion.

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  2. AM, your mother is a beautiful woman — amazing how youthful she looks at 78/79 (she is proof that 79 is the new 39!). If tennis is partly her secret, I’m picking up my racquet again!

    Your mother has a warm, infectious smile that any observer can see will light up a room (and you share that same “breaktaking smile”, so there!). And it’s also obvious that your mother has a beautiful spirit — that’s so evident from these photographs.

    I DO believe (strongly) that “moments live on forever,” of course they do. And thank heavens for all “selfless mothers everlasing.” Thank you God. [And btw: love the art and its message — so true, so true. :)]


    • Morning, Deb.
      Millie is an enigma I think. Her energy at 79 is nothing short of amazing and she truly goes through life with that smile. πŸ™‚
      Thank you.
      AM πŸ™‚
      Here’s to everlasting happy moments, smiles and fabulous Fridays πŸ™‚


      • You must tell your mom, however, that despite her great smile and wonderous youth (she should bottle it; it would make her one rich woman) she must NOT play doctor! πŸ™‚ She can play tennis, but not doctor! πŸ™‚ Tell her I said that! πŸ™‚


      • You’ll have to take your place in a very long line of people that are scolding her πŸ˜‰
        Bring lots of coffee and chocolate, I’ll let you cut to the front πŸ˜‰
        Bottling – now there’s an idea – Millie’s Miracle Cure!

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