The Curse of A Mother

There’s a line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, delivered by Lady Macbeth, “….I feel the future in an instant.” A friend and I were talking about it. He didn’t know what that meant. I knew. When you become pregnant, you feel as though you are no longer the sum of your parts. You are literally carrying your future. You are the future, the past, and the present all at the same time. That’s the glow that people say pregnant women have. It’s a knowledge that only a mother can have. And throughout the life of that child it is a curse as much as it is a blessing.