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Originally a painting depicting a demure and plump Mary and a plumper, on the verge of obese, saintly-looking Child Jesus. Somehow got the child looking mischievous and difficult while a demure, all-suffering mother tries to goad him into eating fruits.



Dancing to music

playing only in her head

until her babe sleeps

enveloped in her embrace

sanctuary of love and dreams


Toni hosts Meeting the Bar over at Dverse.  The Form is Tanka.


Nine Days

My mother was no more enthusiastic about sewing than I am, but she sewed well and encouraged me to learn from her. It’s only now that she’s not around any more to support and advise that I appreciate just how knowledgeable she was, and just how many hours she spent each week sewing because – in a time of scarcity – there was no choice but to sew one’s own clothes and furnishings…and mend them, too. 63 more words

Human Experience

How can there be a ghost?

Grace, sitting near the window on her bed, was trying to learn an answer from her school book quite late at night. She was around nine or ten years old having a lot of imaginations and fantasies in her head. 439 more words


Mum proved doctors who told her to terminate her son were wrong

*Warning: There are pictures in this article that some readers will find distressing, including a baby not at full health. Discretion is advised* Teddy was born with his intestines on the outside of his stomach (Picture: KidSpot) First-time mum Holly Hodgson was advised to have an abortion after her 12-week scan.

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Sunday Wonders ~ Blessed Mother and Child

Gorgeous Virgin Mother and Child.  The Gazebo at Our Lady of Consolation RC Church.  The picture does it no justice!

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Night Owl Poetry


Barangay Saniag, Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines — A Mother bringing with her, her children, intently listening to the conversations on-going between and among her community and visitors from partner organizations involved in the implementation of the Mindanao Trust Fund supported social and economic recovery program for conflict affected areas in the island region of Mindanao. 13 more words

Daily Life