I don’t really know, Mom, if you have understood your own strength in life. You inspire me with your tenacity. Nothing is more precious to me than the few minutes I can grab to see you and interact with you, face-to-face, on Skype. Because of technology, I feel as though I’m in the same room as you, Mom and Dad, when in fact, I am thousands of miles away. After our Skype date this evening, I headed for my bank of photos, tucked into files on the computer and found this one. It made me smile. You shared such satisfaction clearing this piece of land! You inspired me then and continue to inspire me today.
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
— Anais Nin