Monday, May 13, 2019

Mother's Day Poem

MOTHER

When I was a child
I remember your silent prayers
As you stood above my bed
Followed by your kiss upon my forehead
As I dozed off, feeling loved
While the night blew misty dreams 
Upon my closed eyelids.

When I was a young woman
Mornings were filled with loukoumades, or 
Black olives, feta, paximadia, and coffee 
Your chatter filled the kitchen with a familiar glow
That settled somewhere in my heart 
As I helped clear the table and wash dishes
While the sun’s rays competed for attention.

I remember 
Watching you water your garden lovingly
As if the blooming flowers were your children, too.
I watched you sew the buttons back on jackets 
And darn the holes on the socks.
I watched you give people in need your clothes and even furniture.
I watched you cry when someone was hurt,
And I cried with you.
Your childlike heart always forgave,
Which was a lesson I cherished all my life.

When I was older and had a family of my own
We moved far away, yet you were still dear in my heart.
You gave me advice on child rearing
From the phone, your voice, soothing and soft, 
Laid to rest my concerns, 
Yet you had problems of your own
When Father passed away, leaving you alone.

And now, in the winter of your life, your smile never fades
Always loving, always forgiving, always grateful you are
For even a glimpse of your children and grandchildren
You’ll always be strong, 
You’ll always be loving,
You’ll always be caring,
You’ll always be my mother,
Wherever you are.

Happy Mother’s Day!
Patty Apostolides May 12, 2019


Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Writing to Embrace A Rich Heritage - Interview by Dr. Diane Helentjaris

I am please to announce that the interview that Dr. Helentjaris did of me and my writers' group is now live in the following online journal "Live An Artful Life":

https://liveanartfullife.com/20-public-articles/300-writing-heritage?fbclid=IwAR2Fhvg57mhGp-JCxmsrSUgQ8vaLt2Bk88QUT0DD1f1KhSaHBVbK92lmz6g

She did a wonderful job in capturing all the highlights of my life and writing career. She is interested in joining my writers' group and I am truly blessed to know her.

Patty

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Chapter 1 of Lipsi's Daughter


Here is the first chapter of Lipsi's Daughter that I read out loud and added some sound effects on 
youtube.  

                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmHk3J8GdJc







         Available on Amazon.com:

         https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1947532871/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Prometheas 40th Year Banquet

Recently, my son and I went to the Prometheas 40th Year Banquet held at St. Sophia's Hall in Washington DC. Being a member of the executive board of Prometheas, I had been involved in this event. Rewards were given to previous Prometheas Presidents as well as members of the board with more than 10 years of service. More information can be found on: www.prometheas.org