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Mother Nature:

By Leslie Lindsay “Mom. You know…the woman who gave Earth to you!”  This was “stolen” from 5-year old Ruby, a friend of my daughter’s who was talking to her little brother about just how great us moms are. In fact, the Italian  phrase, “dare alla luce”— “to give birth” literally means to “show light to,” or to “give to the light,” which would mean that young Ruby was on to something.  Yes, our mothers do a lot for us, among them, giving us Earth (or birth).  Yep, leave it to the Italians to bestow such poetic language to something as messy and troublesome as giving birth. However, I am not of that persuation.  In fact, I found that my experiences “birthing” my two daughters was not nearly as messy and troublesome as I had envisioned or seen depicted in the movies.  It wasn’t glamourous, no but it was an experience I am glad to have….well, under my belt (sorry, couldn’t resist). In doing some reading–mostly out of curiousity–but also because I want to explore the underpinnings of …