One of my mother’s favorite songs was “The Rose” by Bette Midler. She and I sang it as a duet many times, as did she and my sister. To honor our mother on her death bed just over a week ago, my sister and I sang it to her one final time, to help ease her transition to the next world. If you haven’t heard the song, listen and listen close. It is an ode to love, in all its wonderful and bittersweet forms. If you’ve heard it before, listen again and be reminded just how fragile love is. Enjoy!