This is a soft-blurry picture of mom’s and mine posing in our last photo together. Two kindred spirits, chasing the decades of time. Sharing love, questions, answers of the day, trying to keep each other right on track. Me amor e saudades dear mae. Thankyou for all the talent from the heart and the beautiful lessons of the soul. I love you always. Remembering my Brazilian mother, Maria, her struggles and confusion that led to her taking her life and hoping that others find better mental health paths to adjust and survive including mind meditation exercises and professional ways of coping. We were nurses and artists together.