My own mother is gone. I'm glad I've got a picture or two of myself being a good daughter:
And I'm glad I've got some pictures of myself acting exactly like the mother I thought I should be:
But a lot of the time I was performing at this level:
That's just the way life -- beautiful life -- is.
This is my mother -- Marise Beatty Althouse -- with my son, John, in 1981:
Look for some love today: