Today, on Mother's Day, I reattached to its culm chimes from my mother. I had strung them there on a wire years ago when the boo grew tall and strong enough to carry it.

And I've enjoyed it since whenever I happened to be gardening in a breeze.

But today, of all days, I noticed the bamboo had uprighted itself and mom's chimes were gone. Oh no. I looked down and there on the garden ground, there they lay. On inspection, I saw that the wire had rusted through today.

So today I reattached the chimes that once were my mothers, that I inherited upon her death. Today, on Mother's Day.

God bless you mom. I miss you. I love you. Happy Mother's Day.