Mother’s #SoCS


Written for:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 3/18

Linda Gill’s Prompt:

Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “point.” Open a book on your lap, close your eyes, and put your finger on the page. Whatever you land on, whether it be a word, a phrase, or a sentence, write about it. Enjoy!

I placed my index finger on the word “mother’s”   a book by “Judy Leigh”.  The title is “A Grand Old Time: (Life Begins at 75 mph).  Page 143, “he found his mother’s number and texted her”.  I am using the word “mother’s” for my prompt.

Here goes…The word mother brings back years of memories.  Coincidence that I landed on this word today as I do have a recent experience to relate.

This week I was shopping for a new body skin lotion.  The lotions I’ve used, even the organic natural ones all leave a residue on my skin that requires daily loofa scrubbing while in the shower.

Walking through the store, I ended up in the baby section.  Anything baby makes me smile bringing back fond memories of my children when they were babies. They are in their 50’s now but to me, they are my babies.  If you are a mother you know what I am saying.

Anyhoo, back to the lotion…I decided to buy a baby lotion.  If it’s good enough for a baby it should be ok for me. This one is all natural ingredients, light textured and unscented. Lo and behold, first time I used it it did not leave a residue.  Eureka!

I don’t remember if my mother used lotion on me when I was a baby, way too far for me to look back.  Right then I decided that was going to give myself the pleasure now.

After all, I am in my second childhood, my skin is delicate, almost translucent, in dire need of baby care.  I am somebody’s baby, have always been so.  Just like you, if you are born in this world you are somebody’s baby, right?  Say yes, agree.


velvety caress
luxurious indulgence
mother’s graciousness

©Hélène Vaillant


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