The Woman who Hugs
There is a woman who hugs people.
Enfolding them in her vast embrace,
she holds one with an arm
another with a hand on their head,
the heart of their soul.
To be so embraced,
wrapped around and comforted,
Like a smile from Jesus.
More than lover,
like mountains holding you fast.
Mother Earth and Buddha all in one.
This is the very best part
of being a mother
I once thought
while comforting my fallen child.
His head on my shoulders
my hand on his head
broadcasting love, love, love
in ocean-sized waves.
(Mother Maia, an Indian spiritualist came to Toronto in 2004 to embrace people and bring the Mother back into our lives.)