Sunday, 22 January 2012

Baking With Momma

Have you ever baked with your mother? or cooked? or picked berries? There are still some things that transcend modern feminist attitudes about the female role in the home and for me doing these things with your mom is one of them.
I feel maybe there is an anthropological aspect to the good feeling ones gets by honing domestic skills in the presence of the matriarch or even a close female friend.   I can't help but consider the original societal roles of women as providers of sustenance for their clans. Women worked cooperatively,  skills were passed down generationally and maybe because of this age old practice it feels right, natural and therapeutic to do things in the kitchen with my mom. I feel today; this can still be an essential aspect of good relations between women.  Just look at how we love to get together around food and hobbies.  I feel there is a feminine power in this type of union.  We can be so lonely at times, maybe the extinction of our cooperative system of living is partly to blame.

From certain points of view, the idea of the woman in this domestic role can seem oppressive and I agree; if this is the only place she is allowed to contribute. However, that is simply not the case today. All is possible for the modern woman, we can do and be anything but there is still the creative urge that springs from us that is an essential aspect of being a woman and it can manifest itself in many ways.  Have you embraced your creativity? maybe you feel uninspired, unsexy, unwomanly?  There are so many ways to tap into your female energy, move your hips, dance, sing, create, give, be with women, breath, find an outlet and I guarantee you will feel more complete and empowered.


For myself this will remain a great way to bond with my mom, even with the moments when tears are shed into the flour and the dough is too sticky.  Nothing is better than food prepared with heart and soul in the company of the woman who carried you here or those who carry you now.

A


2 comments:

  1. Welcome to the bloggy world, lady. Those pierogies look absolutely delicious. I quite enjoy tasty creativity. (:

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    1. Thank-you! Yes I know you are one always tapping into your creative, feminine beauty!

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