26 April 2010

a woman should have ...

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 youth she's content to leave behind....
  • a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age....
  • 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 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 honored...
  • 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...
  • 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 its over...
  • what she would and wouldn't do for love or more ...
  • how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...
  • whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally...
  • where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen table...or a charming inn in the woods...
    when her soul needs soothing...
  • what she can and can't accomplish in a day...a month...and a year...
- Woman by Maya Angelou from here
p.s. it took me long enough but I finally post this! I looked back to evaluate where I was when I read this for the first time and compared that with where I'm now. I didn't like the answer since I don't believe I have grown enough in all different aspects of my life.

1 comment:

آنا said...

كاملا درسته