For Mom, the 1st Writing Instructor

Ceil Feldman on her wedding day

A moment of clarity with my mom, to whom Bella is dedicated.

This short video was shot more than a year ago, yet still resonates for me, and I hope will for you as well.

The long-ago photo shows Ceil Feldman about to become Ceil Piacente.

Happy Mother’s Day, mom.

6 Comments so far »

  1. Jenny Milchman said,

    Wrote on May 13, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    You honor your mother in truly meaningful ways, Steve.


    Steve Piacente Reply:

    Thanks, Jenny; this is my favorite “mom” quote. My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.”


  2. Caleb Pirtle said,

    Wrote on May 14, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    And moms are the kindest editors we will ever have.


    Steve Piacente Reply:

    Well said and spot on, Caleb. Thanks for your comment.


  3. carolyn barranca said,

    Wrote on May 14, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    I love stories about mom’s. When I was a young stay-at-home mom we had a book club called The Oak Drive Women’s Book Club and Elucidation Society. It was a breeding ground for forward-thinking women.


    Steve Piacente Reply:

    You clearly were one of the top graduates, Carolyn! Thanks for your comment.


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