I was honored to photograph this beautiful drawing done in early 2000s by my mother, Teresa. While drawing this in my house I found it challenging to bring a sense of the past to the present. The artist is Teresa Stott, who was a great friend of mine growing up and who I would call my “mother.” I have always loved her work and am so grateful to have her in my life today.
After I drew this photo, the artist Teresa Stott emailed me saying that she was in New York during the summer of 2008, and that she was there when I made this drawing. She was amazed that I wasn’t wearing a diaper in that picture. I am now going to have to find a way to post this in my blog, which is a little intimidating.
I think that drawing a photo of your mother in her diaper would be something I might not have done if she weren’t dead. The artist I know, Teresa Stott, is a terrific artist and I love her work. She also lived in New York for a while and I think she’d love to go back and visit. She was actually in New York during the summer of 2008, and was there when I drew this drawing too.
Mother Teresa is one of the most beloved saints in the Catholic Church. You probably know her better as Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She was one of the poorest people in the world, with the lowest IQ, and lived much more than most people would have believed. She was born in Calcutta in India, but was raised by her family in a small, impoverished village in the foothills of the Himalayas, where she received the name Mother Teresa.
Mother Teresa is also the patron saint of the poor, homeless, and marginalized. She is a person who does what she can to alleviate the suffering of a few in order to help many. She also has a lot of advice about how to live a life of action, with no regrets (seriously).
She once said, “If you want to get rich quickly I recommend you become poor.” The poor are often misunderstood, and Mother Teresa is a big part of that. She once said, “If you want to be happy you’ll have to make a change, otherwise you can only be happy when you’re miserable.
Mother Teresa went on to say, “If you want to be happy you can only be happy when youre miserable.” It’s an excellent sentiment, and she’s certainly right about the poor. You don’t have to worry about your life being a misery if you can just change your own attitudes and values.
While we may be wrong about this, we do think Mother Teresa is right about the poor. It’s important to be aware of the impact that your poverty has on your life, and it’s important to help the poor because it often leads to more awareness of the issues we struggle with. In Mother Teresa’s case, it’s a constant struggle to maintain her own basic needs, and she’s always willing to help those who need help.
With that, I think Mother Teresa is right. So many of the things we struggle with and don’t talk about are things the world can and should do better. So much of the world does really, really well and isn’t doing much better at all. I think Mother Teresa is right about that, and that is why we need to help the poor in the world.
For me, I think we need to be a little more realistic about what happens when a person is poor. I think the only way we can do that is by helping people who need help. So, I think Mother Teresa is right when she says, “What happens to them when theyre poor? Nothing. Because theyre poor, theys not really suffering.