HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: TO MINE AND TO YOURS

Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:

For us solitary types whose lives — like Mary’s — consist largely in “pondering these things in our hearts,” there is seldom room at the inn.

The rest of the world, with its ceaseless activity, gear, heedless noise — all just as it should be — crowd us out, relegating us to some dingy corner where we huddle, fingers pressed to ears, desperately yearning for a moment of quiet where our discoveries and insights and love can give birth.

My own mother, I would guess, in a household of eight kids, was always looking in vain for an inn. I came across her once, sitting on the edge of her and my father’s bed, gazing out the window around twilight and crying. I must have been about 12. “Mummy! Are you all right?”

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7 Replies to “HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: TO MINE AND TO YOURS”

  1. Paulette Renaudin says: Reply

    What a beautiful tribute to your sweet mom! You always write with your ❤️.

  2. That was a beautiful reflection.
    Thank you.

  3. Lisa Porter says: Reply

    Beautiful piece, Heather. As often happens, it brought me to tears.

  4. Jo Raffa Boukhira says: Reply

    Just read your beautiful Mother’s Day article. So true about daughters fulfilling their mothers’ dreams in one way or another. I love your writing and reflections. Thank you.

  5. Awww, that’s beautiful. So was your mother. My own mom was always angry, depressed, and swearing at us kids. But the house was always clean etc. like your mom. I know she did the best she could. I miss her and love her dearly.

  6. HEATHER KING says: Reply

    Gratitude for all these lovely comments–bless all of you, and bless your mothers, whatever they may or may not have been able to give!

  7. Maureen Scanlon says: Reply

    Heather ! What a beautiful piece on your mother! You have a gift… thanks for sharing it with us!

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