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Prompt #4


A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.

~Helen Steiner Rice~


Phenomena: Mother's love- and incredibly strong force that can be imitated and interpreted but never artificially re-produced completely.

Framework: Fixed relationship between mother and child.

Clockwork: Life cycle of child and mama from birth to death (average life span depends on location, culture, and lifestyle among other things...). Also- the maturity and individuation of the child. Psychological theory holds that from birth to 5years old your values are imprinted; 10 years old is a major marker for the development of your beliefs. Typically you begin to challenge these beliefs (and your parents) during the teen years, and seek to establish your own during your 20's. The years of puberty are universally significant, with the hormonal and physical changes that take place, as is menopause for the mother.

Things: The mom- a woman who has typically undergone intercourse, pregnancy, and birth (although it is also arguable that one does not have to necissarily give birth to a child to feel motherly love towards it); generally 20-37years old. The child- every human, the term specifically refers to the younger years of life when the parent is most responsible (0~18).

j kissin s
the inspiration for this blog... my niecie and sister (in-law, technically) :)