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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #29: Maya Angelou


One of Mom's absolute favorite writer-poets is Maya Angelou. For this week's TT, I offer you thirteen (plus a couple more) things that every modern woman should know about herself and about life.


A WOMAN SHOULD KNOW
by Maya Angelou


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
Enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
Something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
A youth she's content to leave behind....

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
A past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age....

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....
A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
One friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
A good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
Eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
A feeling of control over her destiny...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
How to fall in love without losing herself..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
When to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that her childhood may not have been perfect..but it's over...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to live alone even if she doesn't like it...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..
whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
Where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen table... or a charming inn in the woods... when her soul needs soothing...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she can and can't accomplish in a day... a month...and a year...

15 comments:

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Well said. Mom could use some of that advice right now.

~J&B

The Meezers said...

great list!!!

Boy said...

Gweat 13 wist.
Too bad I'm not a woman, but maybe I'll be weawwy nice and get mine Mummy to the compoooter and wet her wead this wist.

Benjamin Fuzz said...

mom completely agrees with those things, although her bras are white. i hope that doesn't count against her too much.

haven't done a tt13 in awhile...maybe next week.

you've been majorly fuzzed, dmm, feline americans, and mom!

Benjamin Fuzz said...

we did do a tt13! it's about babies...

Dragonheart said...

Wow, that is a great list! I can see why she is one of your mom's favourite writer/poets. Thanks for sharing!

Daisy said...

Those are some very wise words to live by.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Those were wonderful thoughts from a wonderful lady. Our mom admires Maya Angelous tremendously and loves to read her writings.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Sorry we were typing so fast our paws got overzealous and we misspelled Ms. Angelou's last name. Our apologies.

Daisy said...

Hi DMM! I read your comment on my blog, and to track the search phrases used to get to your blog you just need to install a statistics tracker like sitemeter or statcounter!

William said...

Another great TT. My mom always looks forward to IT!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi DMM, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I stroked your tummy and heard you purr...cute.

I love Maya Angelou and that list for women is soooo true. Good Thursday 13 pick.

Hope I see you again soon.

The Cat Realm said...

Yes, that is a very good list!
There is a blogoversary to celebrate, come over and check it out!

Lux said...

My mom says those are definitely good things to know.

meeyauw said...

Thank you for this list. She is a hero of mine. I have to link back to this in my blog because it is so important.