Friday, June 19, 2009
Another vintage image, this time a woman who is probably much younger than she appears.Why do you suppose their faces always look so stern or unhappy? Was it the corsets or maybe just the fact that they were considered second class citizens?
I can't even begin to imagine what life must have been like for our grandmothers, great-grandmothers and beyond... Of course there were exceptions to the rule. There were women who charted their own paths and didn't listen to the rules of society when it came to living their lives. I admire them quite a lot! But I can't help but feel some sort of admiration to all those who didn't step to the 'beat of their own drummers'. They were also silent heroes--living quietly and accepting their 'place' in society. Women WERE and STILL ARE the center of the home, whatever path they have chosen.
So today's freebie is a tribute to ALL women-past & present. For those who are charting their own course and for those who are quietly playing by someone else's rules. May those of you who don't quite yet have the courage to create the life you've imagined for yourself, go out and FIND the courage!
May you live your life creatively whether it's through cooking, gardening, raising your children or through any one of the arts!
Have a great weekend~