|Great goddess from Nina Paley's masterpiece|
Sita Sings the Blues. Watch the film and find the Mother Goddess at the end!
My mother always pooh-poohed Mother's Day on the grounds that it was just a commercial holiday created to sell flowers and cards, in a country where women didn't have equal rights and mothers were blamed by the psychological establishment for everything that went wrong with their kids. We kids always showed our respect for her by not making a fuss about her on the day. When she was elderly she let it slip that she really wouldn't have minded if we'd done something.... Life in my upside-down family.
Anyway, she must have known something about the real history of it (which I referenced in this earlier post) ... or maybe she didn't. The thing the corporate world doesn't tell us is that Mother's Day is supposed to be about peace!
Nowadays we take it to the planetary and even the Universal scale, but I like this nicely centered Earth based symbol, a sticker I have on my window (I bought it at the local Shop'N'Kart):
Air Goddess (East, Spring), Fire Queen (South, Summer), Water Goddess (West, Fall), Earth Mother (North, Winter), Ether/Inner Space Goddess (Center, Eternity). In between the Goddesses are the moon cycle, and the creatures of the earth.
We're all connected. Happy Mother's Day every day. There's Gaia, and then there's Gaia. They're all beautiful. We all have the same mother, and we ARE all mothers together, to the future of our Earth.