Pauses


"How might your life have been different, if, as a young woman, there had been a place for you, a place where you could o to be with women? A place where you could be received as you atrove to order your moments and days.
A place where you could learn a quiet centeredness . . . to help you ground yourself in daily patterns that would nurture you through their gentle rhythms . . . a place where, in the stillness at the endsing of a task, you could feel an ancient presence flowing out to sustain you . . . and you learned to receive and to sustain it in return.
How might your life have been different?"
--Judith Duerk, from Circle of Stones: Woman's Journey to Herself

3 comments:

elk said...

i shall think on these questions today...feeling old .

georgia b. said...

lovely photo.

evocative words.

e.o.w. said...

Thank you Elk and Georgia... I've been thinking lately about the importance of community among women, honest and open spaces where it's okay to feel weak and tired, to cry and to express fear and doubt as well as Joy... I'm grateful for the space I've found to express myself here, among you (smile and bow of gratitude)