I'm not sure that my mom would be very happy to know that this image of her is out in the world, but I captured it during a FaceTime chat this afternoon and it makes me smile. Even though, at the time I took it, her medicine was making her sleepy and I could not, for all of my effort, figure out what she was trying to tell me, in the stillness of this screenshot none of that matters. In the stillness of this screenshot she's just my mom, absolutely; my sweet, beautiful, perfect mom.