Composing a life

Mary Catherine Bateson wrote in " Composing a Life"

Part of the secret of continuing development-especially for women, who may be pressed by social expectations into childlike positions of weakness-is the discovery through a variety of relationships that social expectations can be changed and that difference can be a source of strength rather than weakness.  We grow in dialogue , not only in the rare intensity of passionate collaboration, but through a mutiplicity  of forms of friendship and collegiality.

It's never too late to be what you might have been--George Eliot

It's never too late to be what you might have been--George Eliot

On the finale of Brothers and Sisters, Sally Fields quoted George Eliot at Sarah and Luke's wedding.

(Mary Anne Evans was one of the leading writers of the Victorian Era.  She used a male pen name to ensure that her works would be taken seriously.)

The Whoops Factor continues

THE WHOOPS FACTOR

When I ask people about their Whoops, they say--"I didn't forget to have kids, but....

Whoops, I forgot about me and who I am

Whoops, I forgot what I love to do

Whoops, I forgot I have a voice

Whoops, I forgot that I am creative and artistic

Whoops, I forgot I have talents

Whoops, I forgot I liked this...yum

Whoops, I forgot my dreams

Whoops, I forgot my joy and my inner child

Whoops, I forgot to remember

Whoops, I forgot where I need to be

Whoops, I forgot where I am is where I need to be

Whoops, I forgot to be mindful and to breathe

Whoops, I forgot about you

Whoops, I forgot I liked this

Whoops, I forgot to be happy

Whoops, I forgot I could write

Whoops, I forgot I could sing

Whatever your Whoops--share it.

Realizing y0u have a Whoops is the first step in moving on and growing.
Alexander Graham Bell, best known for the invention of the telephone in 1876 (one of my favorite years because it was the Centennial of our country) said
" When one door closes, another opens; but we oten look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."