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Let's climb down from the pedestal this Mother's Day

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Let's climb down from the pedestal this Mother's Day

The other day I was driving home from my office engrossed in the podcast, “Magic Lessons”, when the road became distorted through my tears and I had to pull the car over.  Elizabeth Gilbert was speaking with a young mother who had a desire to write a book, but had been blocked in part by the guilt that somehow pursuing her own dreams meant failing her children. By way of encouragement Liz Gilbert shared a quote from A.S. Byatt, one of my favourite authors. It said: “I think of my writing simply in terms of pleasure. It’s the most important thing in my life: making things. Much as I love my husband and children, I love them only because I am the person who makes things.  I, who I am, is the person who has the project of making a thing ... And because that person does that all the time, that person is able to love all those other people.” These fearless words touched a deep truth I had felt but never been brave enough to say...

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