posted on May, 11 2020 @ 03:14 AM
a reply to: JAGStorm
Sounds like someone I'd like.
People like these were the founders of our world.
My mum was somewhat different. Very quiet and unassuming. She'd get her way, but you'd think it was your idea.
She was a court reporter in a world where the best in the business were all men, but she always bested them, without big-noting herself. She was
always the standard of femininity but was a 'quiet feminist' who won arguments with gentle logic.
She had awards for the speed and accuracy of her shorthand and stenography. She authored the biographies of judges and politicians. They requested her
specifically, long after she had retired.
She loved words, she'd do the hardest cryptic crosswords in minutes (you don't see those any more. I wonder if we've 'dumbed down' since then). I'm
fairly sure she had a vocabulary larger than anyone else I have ever met. She'd hear all these legal and medical terms in court and then go off to
find out how to spell them and what they meant.
Sometimes I thought I could hear her thoughts and she mine. Perhaps we could. There were many times when we were physically separate but able to
converse, at least in my recollection (I was a very imaginative child, though).
Today, we are on different continents but I wish we could be together. This lockdown has separated us for longer than we'd hoped but will soon be
coming to an end. I've saved enough to bring the extended family back together but my mum & dad are very old now. I miss them at times like these.
Cheers to all the mums who made life, well, life!
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