Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Armchair Epiphany

Actually, it was more like a potty epiphany, but I figured we would go clean in the title. Yesterday afternoon, while sitting on the potty, watching my daughter splash in the tub, and helping my sons build their legos (yes, all at the same time) I saw a vision of the hindu god Vishnu - you know, the one with four hands. Beyond the simple desire as a mother to HAVE four hands (is this really asking to much?), I decided to look up the god, thinking there must be some connection that my subconcious made in that all encompassing moment of multi-tasking motherhood. Here is what I found.

"The hindu god Vishnu is the preserver and protector of creation. Vishnu is the embodiment of mercy and goodness, the self-existent, all pervading power that preserves the universe and maintains the cosmic order."

That's when I got it. Motherhood=the living embodiment of Vishnu.

Yup. That's me. Mother. Just your local hindu god at work. All day. Everyday.

Did I mention that Vishnu doesn't sleep?


Anonymous said...

WOMAN! Get off the pot and wash my cloths!


quiltyknitwit said...

So true and appropriate.

Robin Reed said...

Who was it that said "I am woman. I am invincible. I am tired!"? I was not cut out to be a goddess- hindu or otherwise! :)

Anonymous said...

Vishnu had a package sent to her yesterday (thursday) It should arrive on Saturday or Monday.
The treats are for the children!
Have a great day, your SP11.

Romi said...

Heeeee. Wouldn't it be great not to need sleep? :)