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Friday, May 11, 2007

Mother's Day

 
Hi everyone,

Here's a beautiful manifest(a) from the founder of Mother's Day, Julia Ward Howe.

Arise then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly:
"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.

Peace and love always from the slopes of Haleakala,
Rebecca
 
 
 

1 Comments:

Blogger LiteraryAquarian said...

Well, let me be the first to say on the comment board: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!
Please let us know if you wake-up to breakfast in bed? : )

5/12/2007  

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