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!

THAT SHAPES THE EYE

Children
Can easily open the
Drawer

That lets the spirit rise up and wear
Its favorite costume of
Mirth and laughter.

When the mind is consumed with
Remembrance of
Him

Something divine happens to the
Heart

That
shapes the hand and tongue
And eye into
The word
LOVE.

–Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky from THE GIFT

Photo courtesy of my friend/mama/artist/inspiration, Penny Dullaghan