I am a collector of words

Words feed me, free me, comfort, uplift and heal me. I've been saving my favorites in books, handwritten over the years and thought that perhaps in sharing them, not only am I preserving them for myself, but perhaps others may also find healing in them as I have.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Women's Search for Self

"For many women, the shift from being the bountiful mother to being a person in search of her essence is a difficult period of change.   Naturally, people admire the selflessness of the caring mother, but what's to admire in the search from a self?   This effort will look narcissistic and far from virtuous.  When you make the important move to find yourself, you will probably have to go it alone.   You may have to accept that you will be misread and underappreciated.   Certainly your family will have to adjust."  Thomas Moore

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