Mantra Cahier: Distracted Matriarch

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Mantra Cahier: Distracted Matriarch

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“A matriarch who easily forgets the lessons she has learned, the names of her enemies, what tried to kill her, what maimed her soul, or the implications of her existence turns her lineage into a cycle."

73 teastained pages
Acrylic on coverstock
8.5Hx5.75"W
Recycled sari ribbon
Silk tassel

*images of teastained paper are examples, not necessarily pages from this listing*

If we live our lives easily distracted from the mandate and assignment given to us, then what will we become? What will our children have to continue? Distracted lives don’t move forward just float and stay contingent to circumstance. Distracted matriarchs don’t tell time, they’re only aged by it. What gets passed down by distracted matriarchs is a list of incompletes—no whole legacy, no resolution, no philosophy, no library, no inheritance. Time wasted being easily tossed, gaze easily shifted away from purpose to trend or fleeting idea/image is time away from building legacy.

Matriarchy requires focus—focus on identity, investing in the gifts we’ve been given in this lifetime, and not allowing ourselves to drop what belongs to us because we’ve been caught off guard or are regarding/investing in that which is not on our path.

These paintings are forms from my imagination, women distracted, not sure where to look, where to face, though still regal. We cannot afford to be distracted matriarchs, teastained women: regal but unmanifested, elegant but not noteworthy, poised with gracefulness but not positioned for our poetry, richly costumed and poorly visioned. Face your destiny and do not allow yourself to be easily wavered, easily distracted. Your descendants are trusting that their birth is the result of a mother who had unshakeable foresight, unwavering wisdom, and resolute resolutions for their existence.

I love you.

Journey Soulfully

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