We believe a calling like mothering, which haphazardly blends the transcendent with the tedious, warrants a little extra oracular guidance (see The Deck) and a deep well of inspiration. On Friday, we invoke the muse of motherhood be she poet, artist, dancer, musician, thinker, or dreamer. Wishing you all an inspired weekend!

Julia Warr‘s friend Maia knows how to enJoy life. She is 95 and completely radiant. She surrounds herself with beauty and nature and is alive and in her body. She says her secret is simplicity, work and enjoyment. I thought these 4 minutes and 23 seconds were a sweet contrast to our focus of our little ones, yet overflowing with just as much joy.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
― Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems