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Real Conversations | Something Wonderful
Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 30 –
There had been a time when the struggle with chores and gender roles took over every meeting or conversation that MM and her friends had. And finally, it got too much for MM so she began to cling to her hobbies for dear life. Letting friendships and WhatsApp-only communications cool or grow distant but holding on to friendships she treasured. Friends so dear that she was willing to listen. Willing to learn HOW to listen actually because the art of listening rarely is an innate skill with the human race.
And then, something wonderful happened!
Many Kinds of Happy
There are many kinds of happy that I can’t explain
hobbies that take all my cares away.
Things I can do that make my heart feel light
and make me feel that this is a really nice life.
Happiness is a Cupboard
Happiness is a cupboard where things have a home.
Less time dusting and cleaning at home alone.
Sometimes, we have to go through the motions when there’s no time. just fit in a minute to play one line…
It’s been a really busy few months for me. The end of 2022 saw my days filled with support for family members in hospital or recovering after discharge from hospital. All is well as I write this post and I’m feeling grateful.
I decided having that no time to relax wasn’t sustainable and that it just wouldn’t do and…
They Can’t Shape Her
Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 29 – They can’t shape her in their likeness,
can’t swallow her whole. Can’t figure her out as she won’t keep her dreams small.
MM had seen quite a few families where elderly disfunction runs high. Much of it supported by tradition where elders express love by allowing younger women to serve them.
She’s the watch at home – keeps an eye on the maid who won’t work well on her own no matter how high she’s paid 😀
A Lovely Silence
I’ve found a lovely silence after so many years
it feels nice to return to the way things were…
Solutions – My Friend Temper
Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 28 – Temper. My Friend. You keep me safe when the load gets too heavy and they won’t give me a break.
Speaking out calmly and assertively when there’s pushback is always a risk. Now, it was a risk she was willing to take. A risk she was angry enough to take.
I Won’t Be A Victim
I won’t be a victim – I ‘ll take the controls. Dig my own ditches or explore a new road.