May 12, 2019


“In personal life, the warm glow of nostalgia amplifies good memories and minimizes bad ones about experiences and relationships, encouraging us to revisit and renew our ties with friends and family. It always involves a little harmless self-deception, like forgetting the pain of childbirth.” -Stephanie Coontz

Here’s to all the mothers on their day
And to the sweet tricks of human mind
That should don them with yellow glasses aglow
So that they might re-witness childbirth
Through surprisingly soft lenses
And even opt to go through
That torture again
To produce more of us
Who capture walls
And maybe have no children of our own
But who love our mothers fiercely
Thanks to our own yellow lenses
And the acknowledgment
That we opted to share
In similar pains
Long before
The doctor said
It’s a girl
And that the way out
Is the way through
Not alone
But together


Featured: A film shot I took in Florence… a wall now saturated with nostalgia.

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