Well, I’m not a rock star. Not in the musical way, anyway. Although if you blast the right music in my kitchen loud enough, on occassion, you might be confused.
Anyway, yes, this blog post does have a point and I’ll get there in a second. This morning on the radio I heard that the rockstar Pink has taken up knitting. Please feel free to listen to her hit “So What” while you read this, this fine Saturday afternoon:
Where was I? Oh yes, knitting. Apparently upon the birth of her daughter, she can’t get enough of it. The actual quote on the radio I heard was that she said couldn’t believe that she is doing this, but as a new mom, it just brought the knitting out in her.
And it made me think of the very many cool ways in which motherhood has changed some of my friends. My friends were cool before they were moms, but some of them became even cooler. None of them, incidentally, picked up knitting, but my point is that motherhood can change you in ways that are entirely unforeseen. When you are pregnant, you couldn’t possibly know that you’d be knitting away in nine months, could you?
So one of the great things in life is to expect the unexpected and hold on for the ride. Forget all the moralizing for a minute–it’s a life! it’s a person! from conception! (all of which I believe, don’t get me wrong), expecting the unexpected while maintaining your rock star status is just one more reason to be against abortion.by