The loss of my mother this week made me remember the Ruben Blades song that gave title to his 1992 album.
“Amor y Control” is a song Blades wrote after his own mother passed away. To this day, it’s an emotional song for him to play, as you can see in this video of his rendition of the song during the 25th Anniversary of Seis del Solar tour in Puerto Rico.
It’s hard to lose your mother. My wife and I lost our respective mothers within 30 days of each other, making it specially hard for us.
For those you who have lost a loved one during 2016, here is Ruben Blades’ “Amor y Control”