Carolyn Lee Boyd: Planting Roses for Our Daughters

In my family, it’s irises, but the passing of flowers through the generations has been made into a lovely prayer by Carolyn Lee Boyd in the blog Feminism and Religion:

You are not alone in your struggles to remake the world. You are part of a great and growing family of people from many times and places — from priestesses at ancient and modern goddess temples, to foremothers whose souls were at peace, or on fire, even as everything around them denied the value of women’s spirits, to those grandmothers still beside you — who have all found sacredness within themselves, in nature, and in life and sought to make with that revelation positive change. The world needs your fresh eyes to see what must be done in your own time, but always know you may draw on all our life experiences and wisdom and feel our loving arms of support around you.

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