Friday, December 9, 2016

Twelve Days of Mother Love: December 9






A bust of Mary, her nose chipped, 
sits in Anado's studio
waiting for her chance to join
in some work of art
yet to be created.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Twelve Days of Mother Love: December 8






Is it because women are generally seen as more

responsive
approachable
accommodating

that we've brought representations of 
the Divine Feminine
into our lives?

Or is it that instinctively
we search for balance, for inclusion,
for female heroes
to complement the Father God 
of the Jewish tradition
and the God-like son of the Christian tradition?


To see other offerings 
in Twelve Days of Mother Love,
click HERE

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Twelve Days of Mother Love: December 7







Artists for hundreds, even thousands, of years
have attempted to capture the essence of Mary.

This portrayal seeks to picture Mary
as Queen of the Heavens, with rich brocades and lace
and a crown too heavy to be worn by a human being.

I suspect that Mary would be embarrassed by images 
that show her in extravagant clothing and jewels.

She was, after all, an unspoiled girl
who answered a call that would change her life
in ways she couldn't begin to imagine.
She said yes, trusting that her path would be revealed 
and her feet would be steady upon it.

We should all be so obedient when the call to our destiny comes.



For additional meditations on the Divine Feminine
and the cult of Mary, click HERE.






Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Twelve Days of Mother Love: December 6






attitude of sweet repose
her blessings rain down on us
sainted mother love


Monday, December 5, 2016

Twelve Days of Mother Love: December 5




Think what an amazing world this would be


if we did all things
with great love.

For more 12 days participants,
click HERE.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Twelve Days of Mother Love: December 4



I'm joining Rebecca's
12 Days of Mother Love,
her homage to the energy of the Divine Feminine,
personified in the Christian tradition by
the Virgin Mary.


I'm thinking about mothers a lot today.
My mother would have officially turned 90 today.
She died on Labor Day, so she didn't quite make it.

She had that "Mother Love" energy, though.
Here's to you, Mom.



Click HERE to see the other participants' offerings.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hello September


How, pray tell, did it get to be
September?



The month when color begins to run riot.


The month of my birth.

Hello, September!
I love you.