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“The Goddess in the Home”


Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

If we really believed our mothers deeply loved us – if we Knew their Souls – there would be little need to venture beyond her to the Unknown, no need to seek a goddess out There. For she would be as a goddess in the home.

The need to create a goddess comes from our anguish – we cannot find our mother’s Soul so we look elsewhere.

I remember, when I was about ten, giving my mother a postcard of some flowers on which was written something like “Happiness is to be found in our garden, not over the fence in a stranger’s.”

My mother had it framed and displayed it for many years. She remembered – but I so quickly forgot.


Mothers & Mothering,