We discussed the passage below in my writing group this week. The perfect tribute for Mother’s Day…
“It is often said that the first sound we hear in the womb is our mother’s heartbeat. Actually, the first sound to vibrate our newly developed hearing apparatus is the pulse of our mother’s blood through her veins and arteries. We vibrate to that primordial rhythm even before we have ears to hear. Before we were conceived, we existed in part as an egg in our mother’s ovary. All the eggs a woman will ever carry form in her ovaries while she is a four-month-old fetus in the womb of her mother. This means our cellular life as an egg begins in the womb of our grandmother. Each of us spent five months in our grandmother’s womb and she in turn formed within the womb of her grandmother. We vibrate to the rhythms of our mother’s blood before she herself is born. And this pulse is the thread of blood that runs all the way back through the grandmothers to the first mother. We all share the blood of the first mother – we are truly children of one blood.” ~ Layne Redmond
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Mother and Child Reunion, Paul Simon
Ramakant Pradhan says
Mother’s day is just round the corner and your post is a gentle reminder to me to call up my Mom. Funny, I never knew that the first sound sound heard by a baby is her mother’s pulse. There’s always something new to learn.
Talya's Mom says
It is comforting to know that Grandma Johnson’s and Nana Creecy’s thread of blood runs through my veins. Makes me happy. “We vibrate to the rhythms of our mother’s blood before she herself was born.” WOW
Love the idea of being in our grandmother’s womb as well as our mother’s. Took me a while to grasp the concept since my mind is moving slowly this morning but it is a lovely thought. I think of my grandmother fondly and miss her.
Another great post as always, Talya!
Corinne Rodrigues says
Wow this is a wonderful concept, Talya. You’ve set off some thoughts for sure! Thank you for sharing.
Tim Hardin says
Awesome and very profound!