Mother. My mother was a beautiful young woman who had many suitors. They would serenade my mother with the tango Malena. She couldn’t make up her mind, there were so many of them. She loved her mother, a widow left to fend for herself after her husband died unexpectedly. The mother had to take care of 2 little girls and go through sone humiliating experiences, One day when the husband was alive they had something, like respect and security. The next day, all that was gone. There was a small dog and the three females loved him. My mother grew up and went to work. She didn’t especially like the factory, but her friends were there. And she’d be with her mother for as long as possible. That was the main goal. Then the single mother died. For the young and beautiful woman the world became dark for a time. She pushed on and after a while had good times with her suitors. Malena would always be her song. She would always be that immortal protagonist, with the haunting music. Nobody would ever forget her. Ever.