Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Instinctive Philosopher and Daughter


Suddenly, through birthing a daughter, a woman finds herself face to face not only with an infant, a little girl, a woman-to-be, but also with her own unresolved conflicts from the past and her hopes and dreams for the future.... As though experiencing an earthquake, mothers of daughters may find their lives shifted, their deep feelings unearthed, the balance struck in all relationships once again off kilter. ~Elizabeth Debold and Idelisse Malave
The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.- Barbara Kingsolver
Mothers are instinctive philosophers- Harriet Beecher Stowe

If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.-Vincent van Gogh
Laughter is like changing a baby's diaper. It doesn't permanently solve any problems, but it makes things more acceptable for a while ~ Unknown
It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into
clearness said...

Ever is a doll.

Lindsey said...

What marvelous quotations. Thank you! xo

Ms. Moon said...

My favorite quote is the Van Gogh one, which is odd in that he was never a mother. My favorite picture is the last.

Petit fleur said...

Great pix, great quotes.

And, may I say (Even though I know you know this) that child has the most lovely and bluest of blue peepers! And those lashes... forgetaboutit!

LOve youz,
xoxo

Mo said...

Gorgeous. All true. Thanks for this today.
:-)

hayley said...

hi maggie - been off the blogger radar for a while, but i'm BACK and, of course, i came running to flux. really, the first quote you posted about coming to terms with your own unresolved issues when you have a daughter really hit home for me. isn't it so true?

Also, your daughter is to SWOON over... so damn happy for you and your family! xo,hayley

Annie said...

I love the quotes, and your photographs. Hurray for motherhood.

Bron said...

Loving the Anais Nin quote sooo much. Totally digging them all plus your whole general vibe. V cool :)

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I LOVED this. Absolutely LOVED it.

p.s. You look gorgeous. :)

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