So while I’m frantically revising picture book manuscripts to take to Highlights Summer Camp,
Listen To Your Mother released the 2016 videos from shows in 41 cities. As promised, here’s my piece in the San Francisco Show! It was a privilege and an honor to be on stage with such amazing women. Cheers!
19 thoughts on “Listen to Your Mother – video release!!!”
Beautiful, Jilanne. I don’t know how you held it together.
I’m lucky that my mother is still around. Earlier this year, she wanted to make her will and include bequests. When she asked me what I wanted, I told her she has no possession that is meaningful enough for me to covet. Each time we speak, I always tell her I love her. I know she loves me, too. That’s enough. xoxoM
Thank you! You are so right. Love and the knowledge that one is loved is all that’s needed.
Oh, Jilanne! So moving! And beautifully told. Thank you for posting the clip – and I’m sure that your divinity will be divine!
Thanks, FF! I’m still working on the divinity. It’s got to melt in your mouth. Mine sort of sits there, waiting for something to happen. But I think I’m getting closer. 😀
So beautiful and you told it so well!
(I had to use the link you gave in your tweet as the video clip here didn’t include your reading- or perhaps that was just an issue on my computer).
And why had I imagined you as a brunette?
Thank you, Letizia! I’m not sure why the link didn’t work here. I’ll test it out when I log out of wordpress.
It’s funny that others have imagined me as a brunette, too. I’m still trying to figure out what that means. 😀
Ah, Jilanne, that is special, and, yes, I did gulp and cry.
Thanks, LF! Please console yourself with some chocolate. I’m still perfecting the divinity recipe. 😀
Ps. I’d imagined you blonde.
Aha! One vote for blonde! Yay!
Loved it, what an eye opening jaunt into dinnertime, I have no idea how any parent stays sane. I had you down as a brunette too.
Thank you! maybe I should change my hair color….
No, no, I can get used to the idea!
You did a great job up there. You did a good job of finding a way of saying the beginning at the end, but with a completely different meaning.
(Oh, and for the record, I imagined you as a brunette as well – I don’t really know why…) 😉
Thanks, Erik! Ha! Someone should do a social science study of this hair color thing. It’s quite interesting.
How did you do that without breaking down? What a story–my heart went out to you again and again and again. I am in the middle of handling my mother’s estate, and I think about her jewelry now that I’ve watched your video. She had quite a lot of it, but only a few special pieces. I couldn’t begin to tell you if any are family heirlooms, but she probably knew every single story attached to each one. I guess moms are like that. I’m sorry you had to endure that, but I love your ultimate outlook. Send me some of that divinity! 🙂
Thank you, Kate. It’s tough, isn’t it? I do think moms keep track of the stories behind gifts. Maybe dads, too. I do think it was a happy ending for my mom. And I will send you some divinity as soon as I get it right!
Oh, Jilanne, this was heartrending! Because I enjoy cooking, I have my Mom’s bowls. I see them daily, use them often. And while I don’t bake her cookies, I’ve managed to recreate her fried noodle dish. Mmmm. Now I’m getting hungry. I’m sure they’d go well with some divinity. 🙂
Thank you, Robert! We maintain connections in very tangible ways, don’t we? I’m thinking that fried noodles and divinity make a terrific pairing. 😀