Do you know something that has been bastardized and minimized and monetized into oblivion?
Last week I heard someone say that every word has a universe that it carries with it
Our current cultural universe for "motherhood" includes a lot a sweet and insipid things:
Hugs and kisses
Cooking and Cleaning
Sweet little uplifting sayings to rise above monotony and exhaustion
What is so ironic to me is that we as a culture and as mothers ourselves have lost sight of the one quality that is universal to all mothers and painfully obvious
We are the givers of new life
The cauldrons of creation
The portals from star dust to material form
I'm sorry, but can you really get more badass than that?
Once again, we have gotten lost in layers of cultural terminology and ideals
And forgotten the magic
The magic of being alive
The magic of being a being who literally gives life
A mystical channel between apparent nothingness to inexplicable detailed somethingness
The bridge to the unimaginable world before form
That is who I am
That is who you are too
You are mysterious and complex beyond words
You are the key to life's future
You are strong and powerful beyond measure.
Don't you forget that.
Happy Mother's Day