All women are mothers
by Roberta Brown
All women are mothers. We create beauty in the world. We birth life of all kinds—other humans, yes, but also art, music, literature, kindness, community. We feed those around us and keep them well. We listen and support, agitate and protest, work the earth, and build upon it. Flowers spring to life under our touch. Birds fly to our feeders, and hungry people to our kitchens. We gather into our homes lost animals and lost souls alike, and when we are lost, we continue creating anyway. We keep cooking, and writing, and building, and singing, and hiking, and running, and digging. We keep making things beautiful. We animate everything and everyone around us—because we are women. Happy Mother’s Day.