We had no idea what the year would bring.

We had no idea what the year would bring.

My grandmother’s name was Mae.  I am told I resemble her and so it is her name I decided to use to tell my story.  My story is really about friendship and family.  Life as it delivers funny and sad moments that happen at times spontaneously together.  My friend Vita says, “Mae your story is not extraordinary.  You just tell it well.”

I’m lucky to have friends and sisters who have helped me through the darkest days I have ever known.   It is though I have run barefoot through hell.  The amazing thing is very few know this ever even happened to me and that there is laughter in agony.  I hadn’t really known either was possible.  My grandfather used to say he was a rich man dying with 2 true friends.  Vita says, “You should never line your friends up to count them.  Instead, think of them as rings that form when a pebble is dropped in water.  Some are just closer than others but all can be just as true.  It is up to you to choose wisely”

I am a very rich woman who has chosen wisely.

15 Responses to About

  1. julia says:

    I’m impressed how much you’ve put together here. It is a great site for an incredible story told by an amazing woman, and writer.

  2. zoo-octan says:

    Hello. You do write well and I wish you all the best. We have nothing in common but share a lot a like. I only found your blog cause WordPress matched you up with the words instant photography and vita as in PS Vita. Still I’m a father of 3 young kids, who loves technology but perhaps more importantly loves live and instant photography too. Hope you find time to check out my photos.

    From Singapore

    • maesprose says:

      Gavin, thanks so much for stopping by and for following me. Yes, I will check out your blog. I love photography and am still honing my skills with my Polaroid. –

  3. Eric Winger says:

    “…Instead, think of them as rings that form when a pebble is dropped in water. Some are just closer than others but all can be just as true…”

    As true of friends in past lives, as now.

    Well said,


  4. Kaberi Chand says:

    Your words mesmerize me.You write so beautifully.May god bless you.Glad to have found your blog.

  5. Lovely. I, too, know about serious health crises and that it is possible to find beauty and clarity amid agony. We keep on until we no longer do…Best to you and yours.

  6. Boomdeeadda says:

    Loved your pebble analogy…I can imagine that so well in my life. Looking forward to following along.

  7. Great about page. MM🍀

  8. Natsu says:

    That was a very great about page. I liked what your friend, Vita, told you.

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