my corner of solipsism

A Woman Should Have

Great reflections by an unknown author

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE old love she can imagine going back to...
and one who reminds her how far she has come...
...enough money within her control to move out and rent a place
of her own even if she never wants to or needs to...
...something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her dreams
wants to see her in an hour...
...a youth she's content to leave behind...
...a past juicy enough that she's looking forward
to retelling it in her old age
...a set of screwdrivers,
a cordless drill,

and a black lace bra friend who always makes her laugh
... and one who lets her cry
...a good piece of furniture not previously owned
by anyone else in her family
...eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored
...a feeling of control over her destiny.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... to fall in love without
losing herself... to quit a job, break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without ruining the friendship...
...when to try harder...
And when to walk away...
...that she can't change the
length of her calves, the width of her hips,
or the nature of her parents
...that her childhood may not
have been perfect... but its over
...what she would and wouldn't
do for love to live alone
even if she doesn't like it
...whom she can trust, whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally
...what she can and can't accomplish in a day,
a month and a year.
..where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen table
or a charming inn in the woods...when her soul needs soothing
Posted by Kirsten Waerstad on Sun, Aug 13, 2006 @ 13:08 PM