Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to all moms

... courtesy of Anne Taintor.
Ellen Degeneres does not have any kids, but she does have a great mother. In her honor, I present this link to funny and crazy signs from around the world.
Around the web, Huffington Post has a feature on mothers and daughters who are writers (to which I would add Anita and Kiran Desai, who write in the same house), while CBS goes the route of families in which both are performers. Sons are strangely shortchanged in all of this.
As you might expect, we have a none-too-shabby lineup of books and such concerning motherhood—including novels, notecards, and kids' books— so why not take a look?   
Myth, by Muriel Rukeyser
Long afterward, Oedipus, old and blinded, walked the
roads. He smelled a familiar smell. It was
the Sphinx. Oedipus said, “I want to ask one question.
Why didn’t I recognize my mother?” “You gave the
wrong answer,” said the Sphinx. “But that was what
made everything possible,” said Oedipus. “No,” she said.
“When I asked, What walks on four legs in the morning,
two at noon, and three in the evening, you answered,
Man. You didn’t say anything about woman.”
“When you say Man,” said Oedipus, “you include women
too. Everyone knows that.” She said, “That’s what you think.”
Who, in your opinion, are the most intriguing real-life mother-and-daughter pairs? Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I perhaps? How about mother and son(s)?
Look at Lourdes, all growed up!
Judy and her brood

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