Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ocean Beach Sand Circle

“He drew a circle that shut me out —
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
 But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!”

~ Edwin Markham

Monday, July 30, 2012

For Strong Women, by Marge Piercy

89/365: Strong Woman
A strong woman is a woman who loves
strongly and weeps strongly and is strongly
terrified and has strong needs. A strong woman is strong
in words, in action, in connection, in feeling;
she is not strong as a stone but as a wolf
suckling her young. Strength is not in her, but she
enacts it as the wind fills a sail.
What comforts her is others loving
her equally for the strength and for the weakness
from which it issues, lightning from a cloud.

~Marge Piercy, "For Strong Women"