A Eulogy for My Mother

“For the first 58 years of my life, I would have to say that my relationship to my mother was a complex and difficult one. She was a huge personality, full of great passions, creativity, rages, and generosity. I remember saying to friends that I loved my mother in small doses, but that she didn’t come in small doses. She was a force of nature.” Celebrated filmmaker Mickey Lemle has shared the stories of some of the most evolved figures of our time. Here, in this candid and moving eulogy, he pays tribute to the extraordinary spirit of his mother Edna, and details the difficult but transformative journey he undertook — to serve the person who brought him into this world, as she transitioned out of it.

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