Acorns From The Healing Tree


"I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content." ~ St. Paul

The matriarchal tree of life

Tomorrow is Mother's Day, so to observe this day, here is a photo display of pictures of the special women in my own maternal tree of life:

My beautiful daughter, Athena-Marie. So far, the last in a line of very strong women!
5-7-10 At our mother's day high tea, Colorado.

Me, Laurel, circa 1967. Pastel painted in New York City on tour with my mother.

My mother, Phyllis, a famous concert harpist. Portrait painted in oil, circa 1970. California.

My grandmother, Kate. Painting from a playbill for the play, "The Volunteer Organist" circa 1920. She was a stage actress and a Christian Science Practitioner who lived to be 100.

My great, great, great grandmother, Maria-Louise. Painted in oil, circa 1850. Illinois. She was a housewife and mother of four sons.

" a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart." (Louise Bogan)

Love to you all, Athena-Marie, Laurel, Phyllis, Kate, Maria-Louise, and any grandmothers from the past that I may have omitted. You all had huge hearts and their loving effects beat on, still. A very Happy Mother's Day.


Athena said...

Very cool pics!! (Except the one of me... which is like the worst one you took of me. lol) Happy Mother's Day! :-)

Laurel said...

It's a fine picture of you! What are you talking about? Thanks for everything this mothers day. Love you!

Patty Mooney said...

How lovely! You deserve to be treated like a Queen, because you are. ;)

Patty Mooney said...

Wow, beauty runs in your family. (You too, Athena!) ha ha

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