Saturday, April 14, 2012

Not a Physician, Not a Priest

Nothing and no one can ever prove everything will be all right at childbirth - not a physician, not a priest. I made a considerable mental effort to accept that. I wished I was religious and had a god to pray to, maybe adding a beautifully arranged offering and some fragrant incense. I searched for files in my memory, and my choice landed on Mokos, goddess of the earth worshipped by the ancient Slavs. I felt she was still lending an ear to me. I simply asked her to please please please help me to accomplish my task happily.
(from Memoirs of a Singing Birth)

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