Saturday, September 18, 2010

I am reading...



I cannot remember who suggested to read this book on her blog many many months ago. Finally I have started...

Here is a text from it that rang loud to me... maybe it will do the same for you.

"All her instincts in a woman-the eternal nourisher of children, of men, of society-demands that she give. Her time, her energy, her creativeness drain out into these channels...Traditionally we are taught, and instinctively we long, to give where it is needed-and immediately. Eternally, women spills herself away in driblets to the thirsty, seldom being allowed the time, the quiet, the peace, to let the pincher fill up to the brim."

"Women instinctively wants to give, yet resents ... her energy going 'down the drain'. We do not see the results of our giving as concretely as man does in his work. In the job of home-keeping there is no raise from the boss, and seldom praise from others to show us we have hit the mark. Except for the child, women's creation is so often invisible, especially today."

and this is only half way through chapter 3...

4 comments:

Jantine said...

I think I want to read this book too, this sounds so right!

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Hi Sarah!! How did I not know you had a blog??? Well now I do lol Hope you are doing well, hugs :)

Personal Trainer said...

hey!! you have a wonderful blog. thanks for sharing your life and experience here. keep it up and never give up. you can do it.

Janellybelly said...

Amazing Book!!! I went to a retreat 5 years ago and we studied that book. It still speaks to me today, Enjoy and soak it up :)