Many of us are not mothers.
Many of us no longer have our mothers.
All of us were born of a mother, have been loved by our mothers (I fervently hope).
This video of a very young infant being bathed gives me pleasure, watching the baby’s response to the water and being held and the caregiver’s gentle touch and attentive nurturing. Notice that not only is the baby calm throughout, it falls asleep!
I like imagining that all infants everywhere receive love like this, and that we carry it forward with us the rest of our lives.