Ancient picture of a mother in Ceylon
Happy Mothers Day to all Batch’64 Mothers
Happy Mother’s Day !!
I have all these three pictures framed and hung in my bedroom and I love
looking at them, first thing in the morning, and it gives me no end of joy
to start my day !
I am clinging to my son’s ( Shane- my only child born in Canada 43 yrs ago
) arm as I was a few months after surgery for Repair of Ruptured Achilles
Tendon , and I was very nervous of the waves , yet, I wanted to get into the
warm salt water of the Indian Ocean.
Here , my son is saying to me — ‘ ” don’t worry Mom you will be fine ,
just hold on to me …. “.
It is amazing how we hold on to our children in our old age , for
sustainence, in more than one way ..
We visited SL – to see my Amma – age 94- and she passed away a year later .
The Inuit mothers- just lovely happy faced young moms – just coming out of
the only grocery store in that small coastal Arctic town .
The babies are in an Amouti- a large pouch that is the hood of the jacket-
where the baby is tucked in .
When the baby has over grown the Amouti- it is used to carry around
A very practical way of doing things- that they have been doing for the
past 5000 years !