Further to our conversation yesterday about motherhood and how central or not it is to our essential experience, see here
Clearly, it's written out of a belief that birth and motherhood are fundamental, defining experiences. Now, that's kind of what I think too. But it's interesting to see, given the Vendall Clark I'm reading, that other cultures clearly haven't viewed it that way.
It's rare that to get a chance to suddenly see the facts of your life as possibly just pre-conceptions.