It's unspoken love -
Even death can't break the bond -
Giver of our soul
~Mother's Day Haiku
On this beautiful Mother's Day - a picture-perfect spring morning greets us in New Jersey - take a moment, if you may, and check out this short pictorial essay in Foreign Policy, entitled The Worst Places To Be A Mother.
These ten slides of horror remind us that around the world, it isn't all flowers, Hallmark cards, and walks in the park with grandma.
There's Afghanistan, where the average female life expectancy is 45. There's Yemen, where girls can be married off at 8 and mothers are forbidden by law to offer a word of protest. In Chad, every 1 out of 14 women die during childbirth. And alas, there is more, much more...