Saturday, November 9, 2013

When Women Are Warriors

This morning, kids, I attended a global crafts fair at our community centre, full of the most wonderful articles made by people in the developing world. The money for the items purchased goes directly to the people who made them, which makes me feel very good. No middle man exploiting the impoverished. I could have bought the entire stock were I able, as the energy, the messages, the awareness in that room was so wonderful. LOVED it! I could have moved right in, been bundled up with the leftovers, and sent with them back to Africa! If only.

I was unable to resist a couple of treats, and I bought my Christmas cards there - cards with a beautiful message. YAY! 

I am still away from home, and can only access a computer for a couple of hours a day. The panic is building as I cannot possibly keep up. Nine days to go before life is restored to what passes for normal, on any given day. This morning I began my day by falling over a fat golden lab, to our mutual consternation. "Wild Woman rides again!" Hee hee. (No dogs were injured in the performance of that feat. Thankfully. A vet bill would have wiped out my earnings.) 

This message was in a poster from the crafts fair, which fell upon my eyes and now is waiting for a spot on my almost-covered walls. Here it is, for your delectation:


When women are warriors
they still make dinner
and try to explain the world
to their mothers
and their daughters.

When women are warriors
they go on being grandmothers
whispering warrior words and singing
ancient songs about love
and justice.

When women are warriors
they plant gardens and walk
the stone beaches, gathering driftwood
and watching sails on the horizon.
They brew tea for friends
and gather in small groups
for silence.

When women are warriors
they still think of themselves 
as girls, before they knew
they needed to be warriors.

I googled J. Jefferson, trying to find more luck. Will keep looking.


  1. Ah, Sherry! I like that kind of 'warrior.'

  2. Yes, those are the warriors I know~ I love all that you shared and hope you weren't hurt in your lab ride~ YOU are a rig~

  3. Inspiring!
    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3
    > < } } ( ° >

  4. A kind of warrior I can definitely relate to!


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