mothers…it’s complicated


“Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..”
John Steinbeck

(a bluebird nest with two remaining eggs that never made it / Julie Cook / 2017)

Perhaps it does indeed Mr Steinbeck,
perhaps it does take courage…..

It should come as no surprise that no matter whether you’re young or old,
Republican or Democrat,
Christian or Muslim,
Jew or Baptist,
liberal or conservative,
black, white, brown, red, yellow…
alive or even dead…
the one single thing that I think is safe to assume for every last one of us,
a matter in which we may all find common ground…
and is surely a topic which we can each unite upon is…..

the single fact that we have all have had a mother!

Oh we’ve had a father too, but since today is earmarked for all things mothers…
mothers shall be the focus.

Mothers and motherhood…

It’s complicated.
Ask any mother….


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Daily Prompt

(create a scene that involves unsalted pretzels and a spray bottle.)

This scene begins with a young man named Earl and his little brother Bud.

Earl: “Did you bring the bottle?”

Bud: “What bottle?”

Earl: “The spray bottle, dummy!”

Bud: “Spray bottle?” What for?”

Earl: “Bud, really. Are we going to have pretzels tonight or not?”

Bud: “Oh yeah…pretzels. Why the spray bottle?”

Earl: “Because, ninny, the pretzels aren’t salted.”

Bud: “How you gonna salt ‘um with a spray bottle?”

Earl: “Jimmy-ne Cricket, boy, don’t you know anything?

Bud: “Yeah, lots…whatcha wanna know?”

Earl looked at him with disgust “The bottle, besides water, has soda in it.”

Bud: “Hmmm…why?”

Earl: Gritting his teeth Earl pronounced each word slowly “water-melts-soda.”

Bud: “You still won’t have any salt.”

Earl: “I’m not bringing you any more!”

Bud: “Why?”

Earl: “Don’t start that again!”

Bud: “Oh, okay. By the way, I brought the salt. You’z supposed to bring anything else. Did you bring the pretzels?