Saturday, May 10, 2008

Openly Closed.


"Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized."

- Adolf Hitler

Let us all bear in mind, that we may never think alike or feel what others feel. What we see and feel is our own truth, formed from our own experiences.
For that we should never be made to apologize.


3 comments:

edies' world said...

Well said. We may not see things the same but we are all mothers. We are "one" because of that one thing in Common, Motherhood. We all "understand,, reason, compromise, care, love, feel, react, and so much more ...how we do these things is unique to us all. HAppY Mothers Day!

Motherhood Bites said...

Thanks e.

Sometimes these posts can be hard to read. Often they're hard to write. There is something really scary about voicing that silent refrain you hear inside your head, and it means something that you read them, and even when you're shocked or put off, you comment and let us know where you're coming from.

We, far too often, as women and mothers, question, challenge, and judge other women: for their choices, their clothes, their work--at home or out of the home, their haircuts, the size of their ass. What do you think would happen if we started seeing each other not superficially, but as companions. As supporters instead of competitors?

What if we thought as the incredible American author, Toni Morrison does In an address to the graduating class at Barnard College (an all-female university, she said, "It is not safe to have a child. It is not safe to challenge the status quo. It is not safe to choose work that has not been done before. Or to do old work in a new way....Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about "us"; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us."

That's all we're trying to do here. We all have a unique and singular voice. We all have a unique and singular experience as mothers. But that singularity doesn't negate the fact that we're all going through this. Let's elevate each other instead of tearing each other down.

If you read something that you connect with, we want to hear. If you read something that frightens you, we want to hear. But most of all we want to be a place without shame or judgment. Where women can come and speak or listen to the honest voices of other women.

Thanks for understanding that e.

The Sister's Son said...

you dames have officially freaked me out, and I'm the guy who wrote about an Easter conspiracy