Friday, May 11, 2007

To All Moms: Happy Mother's Day

From American Bison: A Natural History by Dale Lott: "A buffalo's first breath, its first sight of light, comes as it emerges from a warm womb into the brightness of a spring day or the dimness of a spring night. It's not alone. Mom is there, a bit tired from her labor but ready to begin a foundational relationship - mother and child . . . . Love at first sight comes only to those who are ready for it, and this mother is ready. As her womb emptied, her heart filled and her senses absorbed the sight, sound, and smell of what would be, for the months to come, her one and only. The one living thing she will nurture - and sometimes even challenge hungry wolves to protect."

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