Recently I went back to the editing studio where I spent countless hours editing La Casa Ausente / The Absent House to pick up some disks for my daughter Sara. Along with them I also brought home two books that I had almost forgotten: The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, illustrated by Maira Kalman, and Flock & Shadow, new and selected poems by Michael Hettich. There was a handwritten note to me from Michael dated on 18 January 2006 that stated: Great to see you, hope you like these. I re-read some of the poems. One titled There Was a Mother caught my inspiration and I created and musicalized a video for it. The video is best appreciated in HD, full screen, actual size, and with headphones. Enjoy it!