‘Write,’ they said.

‘You should tell your story,’ they said.

Of course as the late, formidable Nadine Gordimer, once said in an interview on Radio 702: ‘Yes, everyone has a story, but not everyone should tell it.’

But you asked for it. So here it is, told through the eyes of all these parts of me:

Moms: Plural form because there are seven offspring. (five by blood, two by marriage)

Mab: Queen Mab is a fairy from literature who apparently drove her chariot up  people’s noses and into their brains to make them dream about what they wished for. Such vehicular invasion is gross; dreaming is not.

Martha: Patron saint of servants and cooks. See ‘Moms’ above.

Maeve: Queen Maeve is a Celtic hero who was rather an independent lass and an ancient feminist in my view.

Mistresses of Education: teachers, masters of our craft. See ‘Moms,’ ‘Mab,”Martha and ‘Maeve.’

by Colleen Bentley

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2 thoughts on “‘Write,’ they said.

  1. At last! Love the Martha reference, I have to identify with her the most (although the family would laugh at the “cook” notion) – after all what’s a woman to do when 20 guys show up at your door for supper?

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