A thought for Labour Day (May Day here). Frank Tassone’s dverse prompt yesterday.
Through all the years of Christendom back through the mists of Judaism, a woman’s only function on this earth was to reproduce. In some minds, it still is. Her lot has been pain and suffering with the ever-present fear of death at the end of it or the heartbreak of a dead child. The pain is softened now, and the fear of death has receded. But how many millennia of medical discoveries has it taken to ensure that labour is more likely than not to end in happiness?
the apple waiting to be plucked
sun on a sleeping cat
a child’s smile