As I was darning and embellishing this birch bark, I kept noticing more and more holes. The more I stitched, the more I found. Which made me think about the plight of our planet. Every scientific study is finding more problems caused by humanity from the warming of oceans, to species extinction to plastic pollution. Continue reading “A Stitch in Time?”
Barra, Arwen, Evert, Christoph, Francis, Bella, Aden; these are just some of the storms that have caused millions of pounds worth of damage to property, severe disruption to businesses, destruction of wildlife habitat not to mention loss of life in the last three years.
The majority of female statues that I see are in formal gardens and they’re semi-naked. All long hair, alabaster bosoms and pert bottoms.
A hothouse flower isn’t hardy enough to grow under natural conditions. It has to be pampered and nurtured in a protected environment. Fine if you’re a flower, but do you really want a high maintenance princess as a partner?
I had hoped the notion that I would don tweed skirts and a shapeless jumper on hitting 50 were a thing of the past, but no, according to this company this was my aspirational future.
What was once regarded as a high art form practiced by both men and women since ancient times was demoted to a “feminine craft” that was at best a characteristic of an attractive and thrifty wife.
Why is fragility so valued in women? Is it simply that helpless dependence makes men feel stronger and more powerful, reinforcing their role as leaders and providers in society?
Why is it that women have such a difficult time accepting aging? Sure, in ancient times our life opportunities could be determined by looks and child bearing capabilities; but those times are long gone and yet society still seems unable to value women over the age of 40.