Sunday, August 1, 2010

when a child needs their mother

When a child cries out for their mother in the middle of the night, it doesn't matter why. A million different things could have found their way from under the bed, the boggy man could have insisted on a visit from the closet, their big bellies could have rumbled them awake. Regardless of the reason, they are awake and they are sad. Only the arms that held them when they were infants searching the universe with a cry for milk can hold them now. Close to our bosom, breast or not, they can feel our hearts beating just for them, they can feel the warmth of our flesh, they can smell our skin, they can nestle into the mommy nook, they can come home. When a mother hears her child cry just for her, she answers the call of millenia.

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