Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Honouring my International women

International women’s day focuses my memory on the amazing women that have touched and shaped my life.

Friedricke and Elise, both of you in different ways, taught me about unconditional love, discipline and inner strength.
Else you gave me permission to play and redefined being female.
Gertrude, my, so complex and sad, you forced me to learn patience and helped me understand "Blessed are the cracked for they let in the light."
Mrs. Woods you proved that a woman can have both - profound beauty and profound intellect, Karin you reconfirmed that.
Anna you redefined mothering and gave us all permission to do the same.

My greatest homage is to the women that I never met that mothered my mother's mother's mother…
I thank you.

3 Comments:

Blogger weezil said...

...and your greatest legacy is the gathering, focus and decanting of this collective wisdom and handing it off to a another very fine young woman.

I hope you are a very happy international woman today, Suki. :)

-weez

11:32 am  
Blogger Gerry said...

"wot 'e said..."

12:02 pm  
Blogger suki said...

Thank you both.
While being the girl-child's Mama is only one part of who I am, I adore my role (and my baby) and am infinitely proud of what we have both achieved.

12:13 pm  

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