Really good stuff in there…
Perhaps I’ve held onto control out of fear that if I didn’t, the whole family would go down the drain. I’ve been labeled strong, even resilient, two admirable traits that have been my undoing. But one day I caught on to the burden that goes with control: The controller does most of the work!
Being alone doesn’t come easily to someone who has always liked inclusion.
… I’ve no choice now but to fall in love as soon as possible – not with a man but with my immediate life and eventually myself.
…moments evaporate so quietly that you don’t realize it’s the last time until long afterward.
It’s hard for most women I know to state what they want, because they’ve gotten used to wanting only what’s available.
What do you want? We usually answer with some material object. Imagine if we said something like a better state of mind, or togetherness, or simply to be surrounded by laughter.
Figuring we get to experience only seventy or eighty Christmases in a lifetime, I am determined to enjoy this one my way, no matter who is or isn’t around.
I reverted to hating my body. All that was reflected in the mirror was sagging breasts, minimal waist, a pear shaped person who was no longer sexy or desirable. I no longer intend to hide my feelings and aspirations in fat.
I’m 50. I’ll be lucky if I reach eighty. I have 360 months left!
…the task of the unfinished woman is to acknowledge her life is a work in progress…
Like me, he is on a new path. I can only sit by and honor what is unfinished in him – in all of us.
Excited about next month’s book as well. Self Portrait by Gene Tierney–her autobiography. Old Hollywood beautiful. Can’t say I know much about her, but I loved the Ghost and Mrs. Muir and I’m planning to find a copy of Laura (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_(1944_film) somewhere. Watching Laura is the activity for the July book.