Friday, November 14, 2008

A Woman

Every woman should have old love she can imagine going back to.
........and one who reminds her how far she has come.
........enough money within her control to move out, rent a place of her own in case she ever wants to or need to.
........something perfect to wear if the employer or a date of her dreams wants to see her in a hour.
........a youth she is content to leave behind.
........a past juicy enough that she is looking forward to retell in her old age.
........the realization that she is actually going to have an old age and some money set aside to fund it.
........a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra. friend who always makes her laugh, one who lets her cry.
........a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone in her family.
........eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, a recipe for a meal that will make her guest feel honored.
........a resume that not even the slightest padded.
........a feeling of control over her future.

Every woman should to quit a job, break up with a boyfriend, and confront a friend without ruining her friendship.
.......when to try harder and when to walk away. to have a good time at a party she would never have chose to attend.
.......when to try harder and when to walk away. to ask for what she wants in a way that makes it most likely, she will get it.
.......that she cannot change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents.
.......that her childhood may not have been perfect but it is over.
.......what she would or would not do for love or more. to live alone even if she does not like it.
......whom she can trust, whom she cannot and why she should not take it personally.
.......where to go, whether it be her best friends kitchen table, or a charming inn in the woods if her soul needs soothing.
.......what she cannot accomplish in a day, month and a year. to fall in love without losing herself.


Trailboss said...

Very well said my friend.

Mike Golch said...

well said,I hope that you have a great weekend!

Karen said...

I absolutely love this. The picture you chose to go with it is just beautiful.

Kelli said...

What was beautiful, Jen!

Sandy said...

Jen, you're the best! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Christina said...

That was really neat. I'm glad you shared this with us.

Carliea said...

Reaing that I thought this is all so true. Thanks for sharing wth everyone.