I’m so not meant to be browsing on the internet this morning but I jumped on to check daily emails whilst eating my fruit and muesli for breaky and also checked in on my blog and Liza Zeni FB page and that’s where I find myself distracted by endless inspiration.
This morning I can’t stop thinking about one particular post I read from one of my regular reads; a blog by Rachel Power. Rachel wrote “The Divided Heart” a book about the navigation through life as a mother alongside their life as a creative individual. Rachel was celebrating in her post today as her book has now reached the hands of many around the world. She had received a personal letter from American film maker Mary Trunk who was thanking her for her book’s message and the stories it shares. She also wrote to tell her about a documentary that she has been working on that is based on the same topic; Mothers as Artists. Rachel shares a very moving short extract from this documentary by Mary Trunk and I just want to share it with you all also. I hope to see it in full one day soon. You can pop over to Rachel’s post here and view it or click below.
This small part of this documentary is raw, honest and tender and has left me overwhelmed by emotion and yearning to hear more from these women. I want to hear from woman all over the world. I want us to share our inner thoughts and feelings of how we cope with and what we think and feel about life’s “daily-ness”, so to speak. I think it’s so important for these messages to be heard. The work these two women are doing is wonderful stuff. If we all opened ourselves up bravely, just a little, and shared just a tiny piece of our inner selves, we’d all be better for it.
Even though I am relatively new to working as an Artist alongside the most important job in my life; being a loving, caring, happy mother and wife, I feel every inch of what is expressed in this documentary. I am touched by the honesty and deep insight these brave woman have shared. We say we live in a more expressive and open world today, but I feel there are still a lot of things people don’t talk openly about. We still tend to keep things locked away safely within.
I don’t think these feelings voiced in this documentary are particular only to mothers who work as artists either. I believe they’re relevant to all working mothers trying to find the right balance between achieving their dreams and aspirations and being great mother’s and wives. Being the best we can be, that’s all we want to be isn’t it, our best? I also believe that men who have children also feel similar frustrations to us and struggle with the efforts of finding balance and harmony in life.
We all have our frustrations, our tender moments, and our moments to rise above, but we should all be more aware that we are never alone.