THE CLOSEST WE’LL EVER COME TO MAGIC.
And the journey to motherhood, which draws you deep into your own body, all the while preparing you to prioritize another person ahead of yourself, is already fundamentally isolating. For all the physical changes of pregnancy, eventually that baby leaves your body, stretching and scarring and altering it on its way out. The squishy ball of soft skin that was once inextricable from yours will gain the strength to crawl, then walk, away from you. You are left with yourself - someone familiar yet totally different.
Angela Garbes in “Like A Mother”