Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"It is Harder for Women"

Another quote from Journal of a Solitude:
p 56
"It is harder for women, perhaps to be 'one-pointed,' much harder for them to clear space around whatever it is they want to do beyond household chores and family life. Their lives are fragmented... the cry not so much for a 'a room of one's own' as time of one's own. Conflict become acute, whatever it may be about, when there is no margin left on any day in which to try at least to resolve it."

I do want to be single-minded about the things that are important in my life. And I have noticed that I am a much better mommy, more focused, more joyful, more able to be 'one-pointed,' when I have just a bit of time for creativity, for something that nourishes my spirit. Take time, ladies! You need it. Your family needs you at your best.