It strikes me as brutally significant that I live in such a deeply rooted patriarchal culture that it was not until I was 29 years of age before I was enabled to be invited to learn about the history of the Stone Woman. The Stone Woman ( also known as, the Venus of Willendorf/Woman of Willendorf ) which just happens to be at present the oldest known human crafted artifact that is distinctly human in its’ vivified form.
Even now, I wonder how is it I could be 29 before I was presented with that, which should be in fact one of the very first fundamentally shared instrument of form created by human beings?
I believe every child on Earth should have a personal experience in holding – such a significant example of our own self-conscious creation.
White Oleander by Janet Fitch.
“They wanted the real mother, the blood mother, the great womb, mother of fierce compassion, a woman large enough to hold all the pain, to carry it away. What we needed was someone who bled, someone deep and rich as a field, a wide–hipped mother, awesome, immense, women like huge soft couches, mothers coursing with blood, mothers big enough, wide enough, for us to hide in, to sink down to the bottom of, mothers who would breathe for us when we could not breath anymore, who would fight for us, who would kill for us, die for us.”