Yes, here we are at another Mother’s day. I hope all you out there who have had that particular experience are going to find yourself surrounded by loving and affectionate offspring, perhaps with their own progeny in tow.
I hope that the life you were born into, and the life that you made yourself from the beginnings you were blessed with, has been a continual, ever widening circle of success, stability, warm relations and well-met challenges. I hope you now find yourself surrounded by easy luxury and the sentimentality of clean perfection.
I hope the path of your life has taken you everywhere you wanted to go. I hope you have seen the greatest of the World’s wonders, the highest of Mankind’s achievements and the most sacred of all our many artifacts; romantic, architectural, philosophical and political.
I hope that the darkness that increasingly defines the world and the human experience has passed you by. The depths that Mankind can sink to in pursuit of power, money, religion and racism is a dark, dark hole indeed. It would be great if those things did not exist for you.
I hope these things for you not because you once sat, lay or squatted and squeezed a living, breathing human out of your womb. Though that is a truly wondrous achievement, it has been shown over the course of history that to create life that replaces yours is the blind ambition of just about everything that walks, runs, crawls or flies. The act of reproduction is in and of itself, cheap, for lack of a more sensitive term.
The quality of life is unrelated to the act of making it happen. You don’t get special points for your eggs any more than I should for the chromosomal matching I produced in my turn.
My wish for you of a life of easy perfection is the same wish I have for all of humanity.
If you have been blessed by such a life, I hope that you realize how very lucky you are, and that, rather than indulging yourself in feelings of having somehow deserved this great and wonderful life of yours, instead of using your amazing luck to separate yourself from the less fortunate, you are working to make the same thing happen for other people.
I hope you have an awareness of the reality that life is not wonderful for most of the humans on this planet. That the forces of darkness and hatred are in large part fueled by those like you who find themselves living lives of easy perfection due in no small part to systems of exploitation. I hope that you are using that awareness to change the world for the better, even if that means you lose some of that luxury that gives your life that warm glow.
If not, then I take the warm wishes all back, you evil bitch.