A few weeks ago, I was walking along Independence Ave. As I neared the museum, I noticed the makings of a celebration - big tents, marching band, people milling about, colourful banners, and of course, a static filled PA system.
"OOOOOH!!" Having missed the traffic stoppoing celebration of International Women's Day the week prior, I was eager to find out what the special day was and whether or not Mwanawasa was going make an appearance. "Oh, maybe I've been so busy that i have forgotten that it was Zambia's independence celebration'?.
As I neared the crowd and the writing on the signs and banners came into focus, I was able to see what the hoopla was all about:
'Happy intellectual property day!
Anyway, that story of random Zambian celebrations was a really long segway into my simple shout out to all of the mom;s out there! happy mother's day! Mel, i hope that you're enjoying your Second mother's day with wild D, Jan, happy double mother's day! and rebecca, happy First mother's day with the izza.
And of course, Mah, lots of love and hugs to you from a far today. I really wish that i could be there to chat over some tea and chess.