“The Star Was My Mother”
When I was five, I was hospitalized with an illness from which it was thought I would die. (Thankfully, I was only told this many years later!) Every day as my mother turned to leave me she would start to cry, and so would I.
But one day, at that very moment, I switched on the radio beside my bed and heard a song that seemed to overcome all my fear and loneliness. It was “You’re the Only Star in My Blue Heaven.”
Of course, the star was my mother.
I look now at the dot that has been placed through me on the large canvas. That’s all – just the one dot in the all-white expanse. There’s her in my heaven.
And I Know she placed it there for me.