Roundup of The Changing Seasons, August 2022
Swing Me, Mama (1995) by Dominic Benhura is one of my favourite Mother & Child depictions.
Dominic Benhura, a Zimbabwean sculptor, “has an exceptional ability to portray human feeling through form rather than facial expression” (ZimSculpt).
Conveniently situated at my doorstep in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, I am fortunate to visit it often when I pop in for a run. One of the reasons I like it so much is the joy & exuberance it exudes, and reminds me of the many times the Children & I visited this particular spot to feed the turtles & fish when they were toddlers. For a closer look at Swing Me, Mama, follow this link to my old post.
Thinking about mamas brings my thoughts back to Mama Rose, Loving Husband’s mother.
This Desert Rose is the last surviving plant we rescued from her home when she passed on in November 2013. It bloomed again last week.
I think of Mama Ruth – my maternal grandmother, after whom I took my baptism name. She left us when she was 50, the age I was when I found myself on the brink of death. I remember all the Sunday afternoons on her porch, building forts & castles with sofa cushions, boxes and whatever else we could rustle up, the surprises she hid in her bread box for me to find, the ice cream she would hurry down the driveway to buy from the passing ice-cream man on his bicycle. She left us all too soon.
My mommy made Cheng Teng this week and I enjoyed a whole lot of it. I am grateful that I am able to enjoy time with her as well as her yummy food.
She is off to Bangkok this weekend with Dad – they are a poster couple for Graceful & Active Ageing. They are who I want to be when I grow up.
It’s almost time for The Changing Seasons
The Changing Seasons is coming soon on 30 September (7:00 am, Singapore time). Hope you will join Brian and I for a wrap-up of September (follow this link to find out more about The Changing Seasons).
Thank you to those of you who shared August 2022 with us:
- Sandy at The Sandy Chronicles
- Natalie at Natalie the Explorer
- Brian, my co-host, at Bushboys World
- Marilyn at Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth
- Marsha at Always Write
- Natalie at Little Pieces of Me
- Suzanne at Life at No.22
- Tish at Writer on the Edge
- Pauline at Living in Paradise
- Sarah at Travel with Me
This post is my contribution to PPAC (Photographing Public Art Challenge) hosted this week by Sarah at Travel with Me.