Ah! The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women...merely adored.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014
It is better to stay silent, and have the world think you a fool,
than to open your mouth, and remove all doubt.
I cannot stress this enough. In the modern world, it is considered the norm to gab away to uninterested audiences, and sooner or later you are bound to put your foot in your mouth. So please: learn to think before you speak. You may offend someone, or hurt their feelings.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Who, in your life, comes to mind when you think of a lady? Make a list. Then, reviewing that list, ask yourself:
Why is this person on my list? What qualifies her as a lady? What does she do that I can do? What does she do that I should avoid?
It is a valuable learning lesson. It only takes a few minutes. And any lady, if asked, could produce a list of women (fictional, celebrity, or personal aquaintances) that they view as exemplary.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated.
What a burden she lifted from women. There was proof that looking good need not be synonymous with looking bimbo. Thanks to their first glimpse of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, half a generation of young females stopped stuffing their bras and teetering on stiletto heels.
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt by Wendy Goodman, with a foreword by Anderson Cooper. © 2010. A beautiful photo biography of an amazing life. Ms. Vanderbilt is a real and true lady, no-one would doubt that. Heiress, painter, actress, designer, muse, model, writer, entrepreneur, icon.
My mom is a survivor, but she has none of the toughness that term often implies. She has strength, great stores of it, but she has refused to develop a layer of thick skin to protect herself. She remains vulnerable. It is a difficult and sometimes painful choice. She wants to remain open- open eyes, open mind, open heart. It's cost her, but she has succeeded.
I had an image of myself that at my core there was a rock-hard diamond that nothing could get at, nothing could crack.