“She-ness”…

Ek het die volgende al ‘n paar keer gelees en vandag tref dit my nogal hárd.  Hoeveel van ons ouer vrouens het waarlik méns geword in eie reg?  Hoeveel is bevoorreg genoeg?  Hoeveel weet nie van beter nie?

Vandag is ek dankbaar dat ek in ‘n kultuur grootgemaak is waar ons vrouens kan doen wat de fok ons wil… (al beteken dit jy word soms vir so rukkie onterf – seriously, vra my ma!  Sy wat my oupa al so moerig gemaak het!

“A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…”

Enough money within her control to move out…
And rent a place of her own
even if she never wants to
or needs to…

Something perfect to wear if the employer
or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE …
A youth she’s content to leave behind….
A past juicy enough that she’s looking forward to
retelling it in her Old Age….

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
A set of screwdrivers,
a cordless drill, and a black lace bra…
One friend who always makes her laugh…
And one who lets her cry…

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
A good piece of furniture not previously owned
by anyone else in her Family…
Eight matching plates,
wine glasses with stems,
And a recipe for a meal that will make
her guests feel Honoured…
A feeling of control over her destiny…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
How to fall in love without losing herself…
HOW TO QUIT A JOB,
BREAK UP WITH A LOVER,
AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT
RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP…
When to try harder…
And WHEN TO WALK AWAY…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
That she can’t 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’s over…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
What she would and wouldn’t do for love or more…
How to live alone…
Even if she doesn’t like it…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
Whom she can trust,
Whom she can’t,
And why she shouldn’t take it personally…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
Where to go…
Be it to her best friend’s kitchen table…
Or a charming inn in the woods…
When her soul needs soothing…

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW…
What she can and can’t accomplish in a day…
A month…
And a year…

-Pamela Redmond Satran-

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En laaste, ode aan my ouma wat my grootste vroue-inspirasie was.  Was sy nie pragtig nie?

Ouma18

 

 

 

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