To make my blog more equal opportunity for you visual learners out there, I now include a weekly post of an image that comes up when I google “mother images.” Because I am well-read and classy I then enlighten you by interpreting how the image captures real moments in Motherhood.
It almost seems wrong to try and comment on such a masterpiece as it so obviously translates the realities of motherhood into visual eye candy, with an eighties flare. While I believe this is trying to represent Mother Nature, I also believe that art means what you interpret it to mean and therefore I see represented a mountainous splitting headache, probably from listening to her almost three-year old whine for the sun to come out all the way home from the mall. Hypothetically speaking, of course. The volcano represents her patience, or lack thereof, at her daughter’s insistence that she choose her own clothes even though she can rarely actually decide on an outfit. The waterfalls are her bleeding ears from listening to the Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom (Pow)” song endlessly. The tiny car on the road is the getaway fantasy, where she drives to a place that would merit the use of fancy red lipstick and likely involve hot meals with uninterrupted conversation that involves polysyllabic words.