Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mothering Day - Celebrating the Nurturing Spirit in Us All

Ebo People, Queen Mother Mask Pendant: Iyoba, 16th century, Benin
Metropolitan Museum of Art (to honor the mother of King/Oba Esigie, Idia)

Ancient Egyptian, Queen Hatshepsut, 1479-1459 BC, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty
Metropolitan Museum of Art  (First female pharaoh, stepmother of Thutmose III) 

Happy Mothering Day - 

Honoring our mothers, aunts, cousins, and friends;

the nurturing spirit within ourselves;

and our Mother Earth

Celebrate royally!

Love and hugs,
Beth and the New York Arts Exchange

Saturday, May 1, 2021

A May Day 2021 Wish for You . . . .

Happy May Day!

"I bring  happiness"

In France, May Day brings gifts of lilies-of-the-valley called muguets to wish friends and family happiness in the year ahead.   

This year I found a new variation online:

"Happiness is not to have all you desire, 
but that all you desire is what you have"

Whichever sentiment you choose, may you spend this day ruminating on the goodness that life brings to you and may goodness embrace you forever.

Bonne FĂȘte - Happy May 1st and International Labor Day -
With love and warm wishes on this brisk spring day -

Beth and the New York Arts Exchange