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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Woman should...

Thank you all for your thoughts and wishes for my friend. I will go see her this afternoon. I made some potato soup for her which I will take. In case anyone is curious I will post it over at the Blogger World Cooking. The cliff note version is

  1. cook potatoes, carrots, onion, celery with beef and chicken broth until soft
  2. mash


So my manager sent me this forward today a poem by Maya Angelou and I think its worth a post.


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own even if she never wants
to or needs to...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....

something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her
dreams wants to see her in an hour...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...

a youth she's content to leave behind....


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....

a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....

a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black
lace bra...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....

one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who
lets her cry...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....

a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone
else in her family...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....

eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a
recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....

a feeling of control over her destiny...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

how to fall in love without losing herself..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

HOW TO QUIT A JOB,
BREAK UP WITH A LOVER,
AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

that her childhood may not have been perfect...but its
over...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
; and why she shouldn't
take it personally...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table...
or a charming inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

what she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

11 comments:

jin said...

These 2 are my faves:

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black
lace bra...


LOL!!! Great post, good advice! :-)

Eternally Curious said...

I've always loved Maya's poetry and perspective! Thanks for the plug for Blogger World Cooking. And Double Thanks Thanks for the recipe submittal to Blogger World Cooking! I've posted it - let me know if I messed it up, OK? I can't wait to try this recipe out!

Dino aka Katy said...

Jin - my favorite is the one with the past.

EC - you are welcome I have thought about sharing recipes for a while just hadn't gotten around to it. AJ asked me to make my potato salad for her BBQ that we have on Saturday so I will do that and add it to your site - I may even make meatballs to go with it.

Library Mama said...

I'd read bits and pieces of this poem before, but I hadn't realized that it was written by Maya Angelou.

I love it. (I'm not sure, though, that I have or know everything the poem says I should. Guess I'd better get on that.)

Dino aka Katy said...

LM - yeah I need to start studies up on some of them as well!

Gareth said...

Awwwww, I'm really very sorry to hear about your friend. All you can do is be the best friend you can be to her for the next few weeks and she will appreciate that more than anything :)

Dino aka Katy said...

Gareth - thanks I will do that

jin said...

I tagged you Katy!
But if you are too busy don't feel you have to do it.
It's a fun one though!
:-)

Dino aka Katy said...

al right if you insist

angel said...

that soup sounds absolutely scrumptious!

Dino aka Katy said...

Angel - its easy to make and very yummy