Book Review: Strange Situation – A mother’s journey into the science of attachment by Bethany Saltman
This book is one of the most frank illuminations of the tenderness of motherhood I’ve ever read. It also is a wonderful layman’s exploration of the science of attachment.
For most of us, the territory of motherhood comes with incessant worry about not doing motherhood “right”…
We are in the HolyUnHoly Times of finding our way back towards our essential humanness by knowing and not knowing in equal measure. The temples are falling, the towers askew, false gods on every corner. Where we are certain we know, we do not and where we believe we do not know, mostly, we do. And we believe each other when we should not and mistrust each other when trust is the clearest way forward…like the Romans who poisoned themselves to extinction by…
One way of defining loss; desecration, is the removal of what is sacred, so living in ceremony (stay with me here, this is actually practical and doable not some woo woo idea…), which is at its core, recognizing the ordinary as sacred, is the remedy.
Please read this.
And then ask yourself, especially if you are in a “white” body or identify with being “white”—what is in the way of your direct action, with our “black” brothers and sisters, to end racism? Can you see how this is everyone’s concern and if not why not?