It’s Mother’s Day. So, who, or what, then, is a Mother?
Around here, a Mother is a way to be. A way to make someone feel. A line of sight to see. An essence to embody. A relationship forever in the making.
Up here, Motherhood evokes some pretty simple truths:
That our land and those who walk on it are forever in awe of the women who work it.
That our community and those who thrive in it are forever inspired by the women to nurture it.
That our minds and the thoughts within it are forever enlightened by the women who teach it.
That a Mother’s birthright is untethered to birth. That her power extends beyond posterity. That her contribution transcends children.
That a Mother’s way to be, is, in fact, Motherhood.
To teach is to Mother. To inspire is to Mother. To create awe is to Mother.
And, on this day, to lay stone with your hands for generations to come is to Mother.
To all who choose to show up in the way of the Mother, we, like children, are forever in your debt.
Photos: A bunch of wild women from this weekend's Stone Masonry workshop!