She is beautiful and strong and courageous,
her heart knows no end or limit or border,
it is open like the immeasurable halls of grand palaces and cathedrals,
withstanding the harshest forces of nature and man,
she believes in dreams and hope and faith,
forever knotted within her culture and history and upbringing,
continuing to live and love and persevere.
She is my greatest source of light, my mother.