This was written for all women of the world and where I see the future and their role. The title is “She and They”. I think most women everywhere will recognize the meaning of this.
What is interesting – I wrote this piece 22 years ago, about the future. Interesting huh!
SHE & THEY
SHE seemed to stand apart from the others in the room, an essence of wisdom radiating from her being.
THEY knew she was strong and feared for their own – futures. Futures, laid out in neat little orderly patterns and packages so many years ago – patterns of steps, packages of goals, always in line, always the same.
THEY had structured their lives so they fit the system, the sadly eroding system which they had caused but were just beginning to notice … so intent upon steps towards goals, steps toward goals …
THEY had felt secure in all this sameness … until SHE came. SHE who had never followed sameness, or structure, no not HER.
THEY knew of her; a maverick, an independent, separate from, different, unique.
SHE was in her element, secure in her beliefs.
HER supporters and followers (many) gathering about her; shoring up her vast internal strength, wiping out the last small remnant of lingering doubt and … Fear?
Ah yes, FEAR.
Years, upon years, upon years – stumbles, slips and falls. Always, seeming to slide backwards, further and further, a plethora of never ending blind alleys, wrong turns, and failures.
SHE knows of Fear, its moods and personality.
Cause and Effect – she’s lived it and learned it, paying her price again and again through a loss of harmony, always seemingly out of step.
Now, with the coming of CHANGE
SHE blends as one; in tune, in time, not a step out of beat. Effortlessly she knows which way to turn, how to proceed.
THEY can only stand frozen huddled around themselves wondering and worrying about their futures.
And SHE, a survivor to her past, stands poised on the brink of tomorrow, a mantle of rightness and harmony settling about her. Her future and THE future – finally one and the same.
Penny L Howe, December, 1990
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Do I have strong feelings on this subject? Yes, yes I do. Today more women are educated, reaching out and making a difference for themselves and their families. And they are more aware than ever, not only of the plight of their sisters in some of the countries around the world, but of the planet itself. And they are doing something about it! So do I mean the words I wrote 22 years ago? Absolutely. Is it coming true? Absolutely. Are women amazing? Absolutely!
Thank you for stopping by my friends, bless you all!
Copyright © 2012 by Penny l Howe