Sunday, May 15, 2022

Turning Toward The Light / Clarity / Last night I dreamed


From Joared's blog.

Especially this which Joared quoted from the blog of Ronni Bennett:

"Until a man is capable of giving birth and/or every man is forced by law to both financially support and participate in the gestation and raising of every child he fathers, and such law is enforced without exception (a permanent ankle tracking device for those who run comes to mind) no man has a right to discuss abortion, let alone to vote on it. "


(Chalk pastel drawing by am from the 1980s, revisited)


Last night I dreamed that someone showed me a photo of Janis Joplin that I had never seen before.  She looked strong and joyful.  I saw her vulnerability.  In her, I saw the vulnerability of all women.  I was in the company of friends.  Much to my surprise I burst into tears and put my head down on the table and wept.  Sacred grief.  Sacred community of women.

Rickie Lee Jones' book Last Chance Texaco has reminded me that I was never alone in the painful and joyful experiences that led me to where I am today.  Having just learned that there is an audio version of her book, I put it on hold at our public library and will soon be listening to Rickie Lee Jones read her story.  


ellen abbott said...

The patriarchy will always protect men. It mystifies me that so many men disregard women as less than or as property. Where does this hate and fear stem from?

NewRobin13 said...

There is simply no logic to reality anymore. I have wondered for 70 years if humans would ever wake up. I have come to the conclusion that the answer is "no."

37paddington said...

"I was never alone." The most profound words ever spoken, certainly right up there. Love.