viernes, marzo 26, 2010

An Nisaa V: el blues de Layla Anwar

Conocí hace poco su blog, An Arab Woman Blues. Supongo que es musulmana de origen, aunque no sé si es practicante convencida ni me importa.

Lean este post:

you don't have to have a child to be a mother...yes you read me right...every woman is a mother...maybe you lost your child, maybe you don't have any, maybe you are a childless Mother, but you are still a Mother, because that is your nature...the nature of the Feminine...
And by the same token, you can be a biological mother with many children but you are not a mother...this is only to say that mothers, motherhood is not defined by your capacity to have or not have children...motherhood is defined in my book, by your capacity to give birth to a new life...

There is the Great Mother, the Rahman - Raheem...

Uterus in Arabic is Rahm, from which is derived Rahman, Raheem...the Compassionate, the Merciful...

So when I talk of mothers, this is the Divine attribute I am referring to...the compassionate, merciful uterus of the world...where all is conceived, formed and where all grows...and earthly mothers are supposedly a reflection of this cosmic Uterus...

I am yet to meet anyone, male or female who when talking about his/her mother does not become emotional, either in a positive or negative way...it's impossible to talk of Mother without having your heart weep, one way or another...either weeping for a love you had no one else can give you, or a love you wished you had and no else can give you, or for a mother you wish you still had, or for a mother you never had, or for a memory...

Mother and motherhood are very charged emotional topics...regardless of where you're from...regardless of your race, nationality, religion, background, history...but it is a UNIFYING topic...all weep (even if they hide it) when the subject of mother comes up...

So can you imagine what Iraqi mothers, or mothers in the making, or what the Iraqi Feminine must be feeling today on the 21st of March ?

Can you imagine what it must be like for those who weep for their mothers...mothers gone because of a "spring flower of a democracy", gone because missing, gone because in prisons, gone because too debilitated by the effects of torture, rape, loss, grief...gone

2 comentarios:

Rozonda dijo...

Que hermoso, y por otra parte que cierto. hete aquí una respuesta estupenda a esa pregunta que me hacen siempre de que si no es machista/convencionalque los tres aspectos de la Diosa wiccana sean Maiden/Mother/Crone. Pues mireusté, una señora que no creo que sea wiccana ha dado la respuesta.

barbaria dijo...

Coincido con Rozonda, hermoso y cierto, al menos para mí. No sé qué más decir.

P.D: Me gusta el cambio de imagen del blog.