Exploring Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate mothers and motherhood. We all have mothers, have had mothers… or substitute mothers, or are mothers ourselves. Whether we come from a loving family, were raised in an orphanage or have been moved around between people during our formative years, we all have mother experiences of some ilk. No two experiences are the same, not even in the same household.
This is the time to harness emotions and memories of mothers and mothering…
> Close your eyes and let your memory run rampant across images from childhood, and being mothered – regardless of who was doing the mothering or how it was done.
> Notice the changes in your senses and emotions as you watch images come and go.
>Open your eyes and jot down whatever words come into your mind.
>Now write a point-form list of what you would like to express to your mother or about mothers, mothering, motherhood or Mother’s Day.
>Using this list, decide what you would like to write and craft your unique creation on this theme. This may be one piece of writing, encompassing several aspects of motherhood etc., or several different written gems. It may be one idea expressed using a range of genre – poetry, short stories, essays, memoir… or you may want to stick to one genre for various ideas and expressions.
>If you are a mother, grandmother or great-grandmother, you may like to repeat the above steps from one or all of these points-of-view.
>Any ideas not pursued this time, can be filed in your Ideas Folder for future inspiration.