All I am and ever will be I owe to my mother…
In 2006 my mother, Alice Muscarella, died. She died of cancer. It was probably that and a little bit of never putting herself first. Swallowed up in the old-fashioned notion that a woman is a mother and wife first, she never pursued the career she always wanted. And honestly, I’m not quite sure I know what that career was. I have some ideas though.
I know she was a wonderful mother. Her life was filled with exploration. She read constantly. To me, she had all the answers.
Looking back, I now see there is so much of the story I missed. Now I will embark on a quest to find out more about my mother’s life, goals, dreams, and, dare I say, skeletons? The goal is to create a documentary of my quest including interviews with friends and family. At its most basic, mamaquest will help me continue my relationship with my mother. By exploring her life and creating a forum to share all her wisdom, I will have a constant reminder that all I am and all I ever will be, I owe to my mother’s unconditional love and unwavering strength.
Also, I am currently applying for grant money to fund an exploration into the benefits of using art as an outlet to cope with trauma. Stay tuned.