Monday, November 20, 2023

my mom speaks on trust, lust, and gods

My mother once told me 
that even if God himself told her so
she wouldn't believe my dad could have an affair. 

I was so touched by the trust 
she had in dad... and then she added:
"You know how he is--he really hates to spend money."

This never fails to cheer me up
as does her her other quirky semi-religious 
pronouncement wondering why on earth Hindu women 

always prayed for a husband 
like Rama--famously so faithful to Sita 
"He made her life such a misery," she says, She's right. 

He literally made her walk through fire
to prove her chastity... and still abandoned her.
"Now, our Krishna," she says, smiling (he's her favorite)

"yes, he may have had all of those 
161108 wives... but he kept each of them happy
we never hear of him making even one cry." She's not wrong.

Pic: This mossy-jeweled beauty in Baker Woods yesterday with LB and TB. I was jabbering about my mom a lot yesterday.


Nicole said...

Your mom sounds very fun, and very wise!

Gillian said...


Nance said...

Your mom--all about the practical side of Romance. I'm with her.
Gorgeous photo.

StephLove said...

This poem is quite charming.

NGS said...

Your mom! Too funny! I love how practical she is.

maya said...

Nicole wise
NGS--too funny

My mom IS all of these things you said :)

"praying for peace/living with love"

The world is so beautiful and the world is so terrifying. Over 17,000 people have been killed by bombs and gunfire in the past eight weeks.....