Water and Eartha

My mother loved the water. She always wanted her homes to be near running water. The last house she lived in was on a river, which gave her much enjoyment watching from her bed, the final days of her life.

Her prior two homes had landscaped ponds on the property, that she had aerated to create the sound of movement while the oxygen flow helped keep them clean.

Interestingly enough, the first house she bought in 1957, the one in Beverly Hills where I grew up, had no natural water, only a man-made, free-form swimming pool.

So, did her need for water evolve over time? Or, had she just ignored it in her younger years?

Ironically, most of her life, my mother believed she was born January 26th, under the sign of Aquarius, a water sign. Maybe that belief didn’t fuel the need to live near water as much as when she finally discovered (at age 71) her true date of birth was January 17th, the sign of Capricorn, an earth sign.

After all, earth cannot exist without water. As strong as my mother’s connection was with nature, I find it hard to believe this absolute fact cannot be pure coincidence. My mother was always very deliberate.

Interesting, that she never bought a house on the beach. Although, as I think about it, it actually makes sense. My mother, her given name, Eartha, had a richness and depth like the soil. Not grainy and unsteady, like sand. Not much grows in sand. And my mother was definitely like well fertilized ‘earthy’ soil.

Remember ~ Treasure ~ Love… Kitt



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10 Response Comments

  • Bettie Laven  January 12, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    I’m totally the same way. Just another bond I have with that Mom of yours.

  • Kristofer Mikals  April 13, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    I so loved this…..

  • Sheldon  April 20, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    I love water also but I have always been near it from the deepest oceans living in Turkey twice to my Mum’s home in Richmond and the Chesapeake and my fondness for WA state and Puget Sound(smile) no place like a home near water!

  • Michael  January 26, 2016 at 3:36 PM


  • Lalee  January 26, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    As an Aquarian it is a common misconception that Aquarius is a water sign, it actually an Air sign. Huge fan of Eartha

  • Rhea  June 15, 2018 at 8:51 AM

    Thanks for sharing stories about your Mother,Eartha. I love reading them and always make me smile.

      • Dee Elo  July 17, 2018 at 10:27 PM

        I feel even closer to get now, as I too am a Capricorn. I have loved her for all my life and her health and fitness book changed my life. She took such good care of herself I was stunned about the cancer and prayed and cried many months for her. She was a treasure as you know Kitt. Bless you and your family.

  • Mine D  September 27, 2020 at 4:04 AM

    I met your Fab Mother many times in different place if the world, what struck me most was her ability to remember faces and names. I find many articles about Ms. Eartha she was so under rated, as A Person of Great intelligence, feeling, and Presence, she left us to soon.


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