P1040353, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. Often, usually, after I post I think of lots I left out. So here are a few thoughts about my mother: First, she was a mass of contradictions, loving and critical, talkative, friendly and angry. I think I am the perfect blend of my parents. I have my father’s reserve and my mother’s craziness. We differed greatly in that she wanted to be an actor, even tried to start a drama school with one or two of her sisters, but it fizzled out.
Bayswater Beach, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. It’s been nine years since I started this blog. December 18, 2003. I was in the City of Angels, enjoying persimmons and Asian pears and the warm company of my daughter and her family. Tamar was keeping a blog and it fascinated me to see how it evolved and to be able to share her life that way. At the time I started this blog, I only knew a few people, mainly Tamar and her friends, who kept blogs. When I told my friends, they