life : history
marie & helen
this week's word chosen by anairam is history. lately, we are really missing not just our moms as people, but having one. not to ignore our dads, especially charlie who is our last parent, but they really do represent a significant part of our personal history. although about the same age, our moms were so different. my mom, marie, was very domestically inclined, an excellent cook, decorator and crafter with a type a personality to match. scott's mom, helen, was also good around the house, but much more social and laid back. she could talk for hours whereas my mom was comfortable being alone.
we can be very much like them, respectively, and it's not unusual to be referred to by their names. for instance, i turn into marie when i decide to do something like cleaning and want to finish asap. scott becomes helen when he would rather socialize with the neighbors while doing laundry instead of getting it done asap. i suppose they're with us all of the time and ingrained in our personal history through some of those traits. usually, they seem to blend very well and sometimes we switch. they got along and so do we.
enjoy your weekend, everyone.
ps i really love the song misguided ghosts from paramore's new album, brand new eyes. you can listen to the entire album on their site. i also like playing god, but that's for a different post ;). beach pics next week!