Yin Mom, Yang Mom

In honor of my favorite Veteran (a day late).

My dad in Vietnam, creating happiness from a shitty situation.

Let your soul be seen, your heart be heard

Do something earth shatteringly beautiful today.

You possess the joy, the love and happiness already.

Let your self be loud.  Your heart beats wild and free.

Your voice is a bird that longs to sing.

There is a message that the earth and sky need to hear.

Let those who will hear it, be near.

Find a trance-like state of bliss.  You are human, and this can be achieved.

Your inner wisdom speaks volumes if you allow it.  It comes from somewhere else.  Listen to it.

Life is a gift, there is magic there if you let it filter through you.

Celebrate death.  It is not the end.  There are no endings.

Look through your tears, and find immense peace.  It is there for you.

No one else can do what you can do. Take comfort in that knowledge, and share it with us.

(The photo was taken by my Uncle Bill, who was my dad’s best friend in Vietnam, and who introduced him to my mom.  Thanks Uncle Bill!).

6 comments for “In honor of my favorite Veteran (a day late).

  1. Allie
    November 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    that is beautiful! you look so much like daddy…

    • Mere
      November 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you :) <3

  2. November 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    You made me cry. Beautiful. So miss him. I’ll never get him out of my heart and mind.

    • Mere
      November 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm


  3. November 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Amazingly beautiful, Mere. I only knew your Dad as my dad’s cousin, and Uncle Tony’s son. We never really had much interaction cuz I was younger. But he looks like someone I would have really enjoyed knowing! And now I am honored to know you two and your mom. Thanks for sharing!

    • Mere
      November 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Aww that’s so sweet, I’m so glad we connected! My dad was a trip, and very fun to know. There’s a lot of that in this family 😉