I want to wish all mothers a beautiful and joyful day this Sunday. The ineffable exchange of love we share with our children and our mothers is the "stuff" life is truly about. It brings us the most extraordinary joy and the deepest pain but fills us with a precious significance and weight that is unquestionably incomparable.
To those who have lost their mothers and or their children, I wish you solace and peace.
To borrow words from one of my favorite writers, Khalil Gibran:
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed."
Being a mother...and a daughter is complex and difficult, effortless and magnificent.
Celebrate all of it!
Happy Mother's Day.