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Old 02.04.2011, 14:37
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Well, you didn't credit the author of the quote, it is from Kahlil Gibran- a book that my father gave me when I was eleven years old.

So here is some more from it:



You took a beautiful phrase, about the bending of the parent's (as bows) being for the gladness of offering up life and turned it into a harrassed worn out bow of a woman in one phrase:



And I thought Prosperity Joy was a ball of fun!

Ask any man who has naked cradled a pregnant woman in their arms- with the wonder of life between them. Yes it is gooey, sickly sweet, gushingly emotional and absolutely wonderful enough to elicit glowing smiles.
I quoted only the first 2 lines of the poem without mentioning anything from the rest. So I didn't turn anything into anything else. You did in your mind.

Prosperity Joy doesn't let her emotions get in the way of her thinking.

What happens between a naked, pregnant woman and her man is fine by me. My objections start when it gets shouted from the rooftops and when women who are 8 months pregnant walk down the street baring their midriffs and think everybody should be as much in awe of them as they are of themselves.

You must have had a very wise father to have given you such a treasure at 11 years old. I was over 20 when I discovered that book
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Everyone has a right to hold non-conformist views. Certainly many of mine don't fit in with the zeitgeist, and I expect a certain amount of mocking if I air them. But the response you get depends very much on how you present your views. And I think it's on this score the PJ has become an object of ridicule.
But on this thread I think she presented her views very logically and clearly. Nothing anybody could seriously object to anyway.
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What happens between a naked, pregnant woman and her man is fine by me. My objections start when it gets shouted from the rooftops and when women who are 8 months pregnant walk down the street baring their midriffs and think everybody should be as much in awe of them as they are of themselves.
I think it's quite beautiful in any form; clingy stretchy stuff or the more classic maternity wear (I'm not a fan of the big billowing tents that seem to be all over the 1970s - that is the epitome of screaming "Look I'm pregnant - I have to wear the mainsail of the Cutty Sark!")

My bump was a bit rubbish, to be honest - small and like a melon apparently because I am tall so I got away with normal clothes up one dress size until I was over 6 months pregnant.

Carrying a baby for those months is a pretty special thing to do and the "big" months are only after about month 5 or 6 so why not shout about it? Most people only do it once or twice or maybe three times in a whole lifetime, afterall. You've got the rest of your life to be decent and demure, then after that, you're a long time dead...

I think the belly castings you can do are a fab idea - take a cast of your curves (boobs, too, if you want), decorate it and hang it on the wall. I would have done it just to see the lemon-sucking face of my mum's next door neighbour.
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.... each baby in the womb ( isn't that a beautiful word?) is one that has never been carried before. That deserves to be celebrated.
That is a beautiful thought, thank you
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