To unique relationships – Mother’s Day
The relationship between a mother and her child isn’t always idyllic.
On the contrary, often the memories that surround it have a feeling of misunderstandings about them. Nor is it necessarily true that that of our mother is the most defining love of our lives, or that a mother will necessarily be a role model, a tender symbol of care and protection.
Life forges relationships by making them unique, difficult to categorize into unchanging rhetorical figures.
But there is one thing that always defines the relationship between mother and child – the fact that it’s different from any other relationships we’ll have in our lives.
The very position that a mother occupies in her child’s life makes the relationship unique and impossible to compare to others, as we tend to do with new loves.
It makes the relationship extremely difficult to forget even when it may be easier for us to relegate the past to a place of distant emotions.
Each of us spoke a special language with our mother. It was made up of words we didn’t say to anyone else, of answers that we believed to be absolute truths or that we rejected as alien, and of verbal caresses and harsh rebukes.
Mother’s Day has many intents including the affection that celebrates the mother/child bond as well as the more uncomfortable but equally real intention of forgiving.
Understanding our mothers almost always begins when life’s events open our eyes to surprising points of view that allow us to re-evaluate and revise our memories, filing down their sharp edges and casting light on shadows that seemed impenetrable.
Roberto Coin has chosen to honor those women who have given their all to being mothers, amid mistakes and triumphs, because what a human being who becomes a mother holds in her arms is a commitment that she will never put down.
So to each and every mother, enjoy your day.