The symbol of Goddess gives us Permission.
She teaches us to embrace the Holiness of every natural, ordinary, sensual, dying moment.
Patriarchy may try to negate body and flee earth with its constant heartbeat of death. But Goddess forces us back to embrace them, to take our human life in our arms and clasp it for the divine life it is ~
the nice, sanitary, harmonious moment as well as the painful, dark, splintered ones.
Sue Monk Kidd in ‘The Dance of the Dissident Daughter’