Let me start out by saying that I love a good daily blog meme. Some of my best/easiest/most meaningful (to me) posts have started with a prompt from a meme. I definitely have my favorites, crutches that I cling to when I'm too brain-fried to know where to start but want the temporary stress relief that writing provides me. I've been thinking about this for awhile (over a year actually) and I think I'm ready to start my own meme. I decided that this would be a good idea because:
A)I have yet to find a Saturday blog meme that appeals to me.
B)My Bella Figlia is, first and foremost, a "mommy blog", and
C)I am finally in a place where I can talk about my mother, where I want to talk about my mother, and I need a safe place to do that. A place to put down all of the things that I don't want to forget and maybe also work out who I am without her. A place where I can maybe even come to terms with my feelings of anger and guilt. Doesn't that sound fun?!
We all of us had a mother, and things that she said and did (or didn't say and do) affected us. She taught us things. Even if she was absent, her absence taught us things. Many of us are mothers. We, in our turn, are saying and doing things that are affecting our children. I want to write about that.
So--every Saturday I will post under the title "Songs My Mother Sang To Me" (SMMS2M for short.) Right now, I think that I have a readership of roughly occasionally one, but if you are reading this, and if you are occasionally moved to write about your mother, or being a mother, or that mother-f6@%er that flipped you the bird on the street, and it's a Saturday...please feel free to grab the button in the sidebar and leave a link to your post in the comment section here so that I can read it.