Friday, May 09, 2008

Mothers

I've been thinking about mine, and my own role as one. Sometimes, a different perspective is required, to look through and beyond what seems to be happening right now . . .

or back in the past . . .


I don't want to get specific or preachy or sentimental. I just want to reflect on what's happened and what's happening. So that's my mother's day; and, like my departed aunt who would go out to eat at the drop of a hat EXCEPT on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, I will be reflecting at home.

14 comments:

d. chedwick said...

well, I love the pics-- cat pic is cool ... and a tip o' the hat to all the moms out there.

carolyn said...

We've already had Mothering Sunday here in England, it's always during lent. There are 2 schools of thought to it's origins, 1. That folk had to attand their parish church at least once a year and if you like this was the big weekend for going to your "mother church2 and 2. That servants were given that particular Sunday off and allowed to visit home.
Hope you enjoy your day.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Happy mothers day to all the moms. and I like the cat picture.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I am with your aunt I would NEVER go out to eat on either of those two days....

oh I love the kitty in the garden picture.... quite divine.

mama mia! happy dia to tut-tut

Merisi said...

You have a wonderful way of telling (and not telling!) a story with the slight move of a camera lens. Today's images leave me wondering, very mysterious. Happy Mother's Day, whatever you may be doing! :-)

LeenaM said...

Happy Mother`s day to you, Beth!
My father said to me, when I was 8 years old, that don`t think so much. I have been thinking, what did he mean with that, perhaps it was only because of his tiring of my questions in that moment, but sometimes I feel even still, that I am thinking too much.
You and me, we are going to relax tomorrow, no too much thinking :)),
do you agree?

tut-tut said...

Yes, Lena: a tabula rasa is the way my mind will be. I'm attempting to find a spot of serenity . . ..

tt

lettuce said...

i hope you achieve the serenity tut-tut, i'll think of you.

lettuce said...

oh! and again! i've just noticed Meg Rosoff in your sidebar. The way we live now is the one i've read, marvellous

Ex-Shammickite said...

Mother's Day has become somewhat commercial, a bit of a Hallmark day.... however, the sentiment of appreciating our mothers holds true. My mother has been gone for almost 30 years. But she is still with me.
And I am mother to 2 sons, and now 2 daughters-in-law.
And now a Nana.
Life continues to revolve and evolve.
Happy Mother's Day.

womaninawindow said...

Very suggestive photos...suggestive of something more. More intriquing than simple clarity...I hope it was a good day!

poppy fields said...

Happy Mother's Day tut-tut.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I hope you had a special day!

citizen of the world said...

Yeah, it's complicated, isn't it?

Loevley photos below from your walk.