Try to make stellar experiences every day because those will be your memories in the future.
The photo is of mom and I close to 20 years ago. I had just played the massive pipe organ at
St. Columban’s Catholic Church and my 6th grade Catholic teacher Sister Bernadette arranged it for me to play Ave Maria on what would have been Nanny’s birthday October 2.
My Nanny lived across the street from St Columba’s Catholic Church and it was like heaven for her, because she loved simple things and placed God first like I do. I’ll never forget sister Bernadette Moran with tears in her eyes when I played on Ave Maria. She didn’t know I played the piano or the organ. She only knew I never complained about wearing the uniform we had to wear, and was the only kid in the school who wore a headband because I liked it that way.
I always did all my homework over at Nanny’s place which was across the street, Nanny sometimes would help me with math and other things that I would need help with and it was always wonderful just talked to her and be with her. She was the master of making the most of the least and she taught me a lot about life since she lived with us when I was 9 years old prior to her having her own apartment.
I had always wanted to play the organ as I heard it play as a kid, when all my family used to go there together in a time where we actually said “peace be with you to another”, instead of the petty words that would follow in the future- due to people not placing their values where they should.
This photo is one of my favorites though and mom was so happy and proud.
I think of that apartment Nanny had and Mrs. Rossini, the sweet Italian lady that used to come by and was Nanny’s friend, the lunches I spent with her and our visits and how almost sacred those memories are to me now.
Make the best days you possibly can and shoot as high as you can in the quality of your life, and pursue your dreams and add Joy in the lives of those around you.
Those special moments will be fueling the memories of your tomorrows.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
Copyright October 2017.
Posted October 13th 2017 11:36 a.m.
Photographer Raul Calderon.
Digital Photo Arts by
Paulette Le Pore Motzko.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko