Monday, May 4, 2009

Ode to the Womb

**pic from Krislyn Design**

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." ~Rajneesh

Mother's Day is quickly approaching and minds are racing to find that perfect gift. Some of us will take this time to remember mothers that have passed, and some of us will be grateful for the mothers we are blessed to have today.

The perfect gift must perform on several levels. Whenever possible, the gift should be specific to the recipient, utilitarian, timeless and unique, and something the person has always secretly wanted. (Many friends may come out of the woodwork and say, " Yeah..about that Christmas present...")

With these requirements the perfect gift may seem quite elusive. Whenever my friends say, "Oh, I wish I had...", I write it down in a notebook that I place in a very, very safe place, never to be found again :o). In 2009, though, the notebook has reappeared and now I have possible gifts to add/roll out for birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc.

Featured Mother's Day gift:
A friend of mine works at this FABULOUS floral shop. I was blown away by the whimsical arrangements, the stark yet opulent tree sculptures, and the overall juxtaposition of different textures, colors, and forms. The shop is named after its prolific, Los-Angeles based designer Krislyn Meyer-Komarov. If you live in the LA area, you MUST visit the store to experience the awesome splendor.

    Other possible gifts:

  • Flowers--They demonstrate the ever growing love and appreciation between a mother and child

  • Jewelry--Adorn your mother with jewels/crystals/beads that enhance her stunning personality

  • Books--We all need to read. This is a chance to share where your consciousness is at the moment.

  • Spa Treatments--Massages and facials can be expensive, but do not let the price tag dissuade you from pampering your loved one.

  • Pictures--Frame some of your favorite moments with your mom.

1 comment:

  1. great suggestions! i need to get out there today and shop for my mom and mother-in-law!