Nothing prepared me for the phone call. My mother was calling and she was upset. She had been diagnosed with cancer and had just started chemo. Her hair was falling out and she was angry and wanted me to come over and take her to the barber shop to have her head shaved. She wanted to be in control. I didn't blame her. She asked me to bring my camera. I photographed and hid my tears behind the lens. We laughed and cried and spent the afternoon together. It all goes to show that beauty is always there no matter what you take away.
I love you mother.