At a recent family dinner I noticed that my Darling Mother had, set as her iPhone wallpaper, a photo I had sent her of my photo & tattoo that was featured in Post Modern Ink.
I know she is not fond of my tattoos (after all, she made me and thinks I'm pretty awesome just as I am) but I was so touched that she was proud of my work. My photography that is. It was very different, discovering this instead of being told outright. Made it seem ... a lot more genuine I suppose.
I've been trying to write about this moment without seeming self-aggrandising and I figured that the day after Mother's Day was about the best I was going to get.
She's just lovely, my Mum.