Seeds XIV, 4
Seed: Alma Mater
This wonderful Latin phrase is translated by the OED as bounteous mother. The definition goes on: “A title given by the Romans to several goddesses, especially to Ceres and Cybele, and transferred in England to universities and schools regarded as fostering mothers to their alumni.”
I looked up the word alma just to be sure. It comes from Arabic roots, almah, meaning learned or knowing.
For what it’s worth, I’ve thought I knew the meaning of this phrase for years. I thought it meant Soul Mother. Certainly, my undergraduate experience turned me more into myself, turned me ever more toward my soul.
No matter its actual meaning, take a moment today to give thanks for whatever education you have, whatever mothers have gone before you as learned or fostering. Everything we learn—hopefully—helps us grow, even if what we learn needs unlearning at some point in time.
Dr. Susan Corso
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