Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Good Morning!


I am returned from a rich journey.   Steve kept the home fires going.  The "kitties" missed me, and Bella has acquired a wound which may require a trip to the vet today.  She is extra cuddly and in need of hugs and care.  She slept curled next to me.

I could say so many things, but I think I will begin here.

When we gathered together at the beautiful retreat center, we were each given an index card cut in half, and asked to answer three questions.  This was a concise way of introducing ourselves.   

The questions were:

Who am I?

Why am I here?

What do I hope to learn or gain?

I realize these questions are applicable to each day of our lives.

Who am I?

Why am I here, in this place, at this time, on this planet?

What do I hope to gain, learn, give?

We also wrote as our mothers to ourselves as we are now.  We could use a variety of forms - fiction, non-fiction, essay, memoir, journalist, poetry, recipe, screenplay.  I recommend it as a way to know our mother and ourselves.  

Can you imagine yourself as your mother?  What would she say to you?

Write her words in a form that appeals to you.  There are no rules.  Perhaps a painting works for you, a drawing, a collage.  

I think each of us came to a new understanding of our mothers through writing as them.  
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