All this mother's day stuff... like overwhelming. all these memories and mismeettings and.. My Mom was fierce, and terribly repressed, and made all the best kind of mistakes in bringing me up, for which I wlll alway love and miss her. It was her soul she passed down to me... sorry Dad, but you never got it. Passive is not the way to deal with a feminine warrior soul... even when she gives in to you. I'm your child, Mom... son/daughter soul,...... to the end of my days.