Tuesday, February 3, 2009

let us be...


let us be like the animals.

let us give birth peacefully and quietly like the mother cow, with only low groans to show the pain of our labour.

let us lick our babies like a mother cat with her kittens.

let us constantly touch our children like the mother elephant - lest they grow anxious in the absence of our touch.

let us keep a vigilant watch over our children like a mother cardinal.
let us be dangerous like a mother lion when our children are threatened.

let us groom our babies like so many species of ape.

let us carry our new ones close to us like a mother kangaroo.
let us nurse our babies with the milk we produce like all mothers of mammal babies do.
let us house our children like a tree frog, surrounded by colour and beauty.

let us be like them, so giving our offspring the natural way of life.



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