Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

It was a sad newstip to see, but a necessary and very potent one:


Native Women's Association of Canada is having Mother's Day march to honour missing & murdered aboriginal women.

The mainstream public do not normally link Mother's Day with this devastating issue, but the NWAC was right to link it with this day.  Many victims were mothers; it certainly made me pause for a moment, amid the worries of planning dinner for tonight, figuring out what flowers to buy, wondering what gift to bring.
It also brought clarity and sombre to my anxious mood.  The children of these aboriginal women don't get to think about today the way I do.

No comments:

Post a Comment