One Runs the Risk of Weeping

"One runs the risk of weeping a little if one let's oneself be tamed"  I was thinking about this the other day as I watched my granddaughter absolutely demand what she needed.  My daughter said to me..."she's a wild child today". I laughed, in sympathy,  and carried on with my day.  I had a thought when I came to my journal though...when did we give up demanding what we need? How are we as women taught in oh so many ways to give in, give up, change our minds, hide, pretend, smooth over, reconcile and just be different in one way or another?  (I don't believe it's only women but that's the only experience I can speak to) Why haven't we supported each other in our quest for those things we really really need?  Respect, equal pay, emotional freedom, freedom to make decisions about our own bodies....freedom from fear of physical harm....why why why haven't we risen up and fought for these things? Why didn't our mothers? Maya Angelou said "when you know better you do better".   I've always agreed with that but just lately given the things going on in the world....  I wonder.  I wonder a lot. Just things that I'm pondering over here in the snowy orchard today!

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