Saturday, May 19, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

A Baby Asked the Goddess

A Baby asked, Goddess?, "They tell me you are
sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to
live there being so small and helpless?"
"Your angel will be waiting for you and will take
care of you."

The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in
the summerlands I don't have to do anything but sing
and smile to be happy."
The Goddess said, "Your angel will sing for you and
will also smile for you. And you will feel your
angel's love and be very happy."

Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be
able to understand when people talk to me if I don't
know the language?"

The Goddess said, "Your angel will tell you the most
beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and
with much patience and care, your angel will teach
you how to speak."

"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to
The Goddess said, "Your angel will take you hand in
hand along the many places, of my sister, the Earth
Mother, and place you upon the many sands, and
waters,of these places, and you will learn to listen
for me, and to speak to me in meditation and

"Who will protect me?"
The Goddess said, "Your angel will defend you even
if it means risking its life."

"But I will always be sad because I will not see you
The Goddess, said, "Your angel will always talk to
you about Me and will teach you the way to come back
to Me, even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment there was much peace in The
Summerlands, but voices from Earth could be heard
and the child hurriedly asked, "GODDESS, if I am to
leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

"You will simply call her, "Mom."

Lift a Mother's spirit, send this to every Mother
you know.


letter home from school

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Thomas,

I write this letter in concern of your daughter, Aradia Moon. Please don't take this the wrong way, however, although she is a straight A student and a very bright child, she has some strange habits that I feel we should address.

Every morning before class, she insists on walking around the room with her pencil in the air. She says she is "drawing down the moon." I told her art class is in an hour & to please refrain until then to do any drawing.

And speaking of art class, whenever she draws a night sky, she insists on drawing little circles around all the stars and people dancing on the ground. And that brings up dancing, I had to stop her twice for taking off her clothes during a game of Ring Around the Rosey! By the way, what does "skyclad" mean?

Aradia has no problem with making friends. I always find her sitting outside during recess with her friends sitting around her in a circle. She likes to share her juice & cookies. It is nice how she wants no one to ever thirst or hunger. However, when I walked over to see what they were doing, she jumped up & told me to stop, pulled out a little plastic knife & started waiving it in front of me. I thought this a bit dangerous, so I took her to the Principal's Office. She explained to the Principal that she was "opening the circle" to let me in. She also said that her Mommy & Daddy always told her not to play or run with an "athame" in her hand, that she could put someone's eye out. I don't know what an "athame" is, but I'm glad she keeps it at home.

As for stories, your daughter tends to make up some whoppers. Just yesterday while I was talking sternly to Tommy Johson & shaking my finger at him, he started screaming & ran from the room. When I finally caught him, he told me Aradia told him & the rest of the class that the last time I shook my finger at someone, they caught the chicken pox. I explained to him that the Sally Jones incident was just a coincidence, & that things like that don't really happen.

One of the strangest things that happened was when I asked the children to bring in Halloween decorations for the classroom. Aradia brought in salt, incense, & her family album. I see she has quite a sense of humour.

One of Aradia's worst habits is that she is very argumentative. We were discussing what the Golden Rule was (Do Unto Others as you would have them Do Unto You), she firmly disagreed with me & stated that it was "Do As you Will, but Harm None" & she will not stop saying "So Mote It Be" after she reads aloud in class. I try to correct her on these matters & she got very angry. She pointed her finger at me & mumbled something under her breath.

In closing, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas, I would like to set up a parent/teacher conference with you sometime next week to discuss these matters. I would like to see you sooner, but I have developed an irritating rash that I am quite worried about.

With Deep Concerns,
Mrs. Livingston

P.S. Blessed Be. I understand this is a greeting or closing from your country that your daughter informs me is polite & correct.

For Malina

"All I Ever Really Needed to Know*
*I Learned in Kindergarten"*
*/Robert Fulgham/*

Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in Kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school.

These are the things I learned..

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life.

Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
Be aware of wonder . Remember the little seed in the plastic cup? The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup - they all die. So do we.

And then remember the book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK.

Everything you need to know is in there somewhere.
The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation.
Ecology and politics and sane living.

Think of what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world had cookies and milk about 3 o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them and cleaned up our own messes. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.