Thursday, March 20, 2008

Even Way Back When

If anyone had told me before marriage and kids that it would be this way I would never have believed it:

Women never have an half-hour in all their lives (except before and after anybody is up in the house) that they can call their own, without fear of offending or of hurting someone. Why do people sit up late, or, more rarely, get up so early? Not because the day is not long enough, but because they have "no time in the day to themselves."
-- Florence Nightingale, Pioneer of Modern Nursing, 1852

All of these women, all of these years, surviving and prevailing and shining even though we are so limited with our own time. Florence Nightingale has summed up in three sentences what it is like to be a woman. I think she may be my new hero

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