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.