Future, Not Perfect, Epilogue

For you, Genea, for me, and for Mama, in response, I offer a prayer:

Hail Mother full of grace power is with thee[i]

Hail Mother full of grace power is with thee

Blessed are you Queen of the universe and blessed is all of creation

Holy Mother, maker of all things

Be with us now and always

Blessed be.


Barbara & her parents, Carol & Bob Boette, at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

[i] Jennifer Berezan, “Hail Mother full of grace power is with thee,” in Her Words: An Anthology of Poetry about the Great Goddess, ed. Burleigh Mutén (Boston: Shambhala, 1999), 22.


 


Thank you for accompanying me on my journey through my Motherline. What does yours tell you?


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