“A portrait of my youngest children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”
Poet: dancing at every opportunity. 
Percy: I think he really suits his name
The Tao of Motherhood
by Vimala McClure
The empty spaces make wholeness.
The emptiness in a pot makes it valuable; you can fill it with food or water.
Pay attention to what isn’t.
Listen for what your child does not say.
Observe what she does not do.
Similarly, know that your child uses your empty spaces.
What you do not say resounds.
What you do not do impresses.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers…we walk this privileged path together.



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  • Niccola Milnes

    oh my gosh, I've been following your blog for a few years and Poet suddenly looks so grown up!

  • Carie

    Oh what lovely pictures of your two – Percy really does look like a Percy and that hat is just adorable! And thank you for sharing the Vimala McClure poem; it's both inspiring and slightly guilt inducing in a good way – definitely a useful reminder of how much we model to our children!

  • FairieMoon

    Percy rather looks like his sister in this shot!

  • Yanic Arsenault

    Happy Mother's Day to you dear Jodi. xo

  • Michelle Haslett

    Gorgeous pics 🙂 love the one of Poet especially. X

  • sophieis.com

    Both such beautiful pictures! Happy mother's day 🙂 x

  • Tin of tea

    They are so beautiful!

  • hellomistermagpie.com

    Such beautiful pictures, they do look so alike here! Hope you had a wonderful mother's day x

  • Rosie Shelton

    Gorgeous photos. And thank you for sharing this poem – so poignant. x

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