April 25, 2010

Quotable Sunday & The Name is Mom ~ starts tomorrow

MOTHER TO SON
 - Langston Hughes, 1922

Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
~.~.~
I have to say I love Langston Hughes work. My friend Rachael used to quote his poetry to me when she was 11 or 12. Now she's post college and off living in Spain. Someday I'll have to tell ya'll about her. We met when she was 6 and I couldn't be clearer that she was quite a nudge to my heart to get workin' on them babies and being "Mom."
~.~.~
Leading up to Mother's Day and into May you're invited to join in:
The Name is Mom.
We'll just celebrate everything the word means.
How we are, what we do, how we learn, who inspires, what we think of...Mom.
To join in, send an email my way and I'll send a button, add your name and off we go.

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