Sunday, 22 March 2009
Happy Laetare Sunday
What? Oh, Mother's Day, or Mothering Sunday, or Hilaria (in honour, clearly, of mother goddess Cybele - who else?). Not so much a Hallmark holiday as an ancient pagan festival, hijacked (just like Easter) by the early Christians and returning, almost accidentally, to its origins as a celebration (or Hilaria) of everything maternal. I shall explain all that to Charlie later. In the meantime, we've had breakfast in bed to organise. And this rather charming card to deliver. If you look very closely, you can even see that Charlie's signed his own name (using a now-lost type of cursive Cuniform, I fancy).