Does the solitude of modern motherhood serve a purpose?
As a highly introverted creature even I can attest to the solitude of motherhood, and I know I am not alone in that (ha). If solitude is part of the experience, it must serve a purpose.
Solitude is a state
Loneliness a feeling
Could it be that
the modern mother’s solitude
holds a moment for self reflection
A reunion with the heart.
An opportunity to get to know ourselves again. The truth of our Being.
Have we moved so drastically far
From our own silent inner knowing
That motherhood is the cosmic force that begs us back.
We are social beings. We need community. We need support, but
solitude is necessary for personal introspection.
Perhaps this moment is for us, mamas?
Perhaps we must first come to know our innermost beings and THEN we experience the authentic connection we so desire.