To All Mothers…And All Beings
I didn’t quite get to a new post this mother’s day, but did want to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful day of celebrating motherhood, your mother, or the beauty of nurturing in general (for we are all mothers to something.) Here also are some past posts – perhaps one will contain a nugget you could use right now:
All Beings Have Been Our Mother (at BellaOnline)
I also wanted to offer this poem excerpt from Mary Oliver, who understands loving and letting go (the core of motherhood) – so well:
“to live in this world
you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal;
to hold it
against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go”
– Mary Oliver, from the poem “In Blackwater Woods”
In closing, a blessing for the 275+ kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls (and countless other children suffering from brutality less publicized on any given day):
May you be back in the arms of your mother soon.
Til then may you feel the strength and love of the eternal mother in your bones.
May it carry you through your travails, through your pain, to peace and love some day again.