No Need to Sparkle
This sounds like good advice for many of us methinks. I am particularly enamoured by another quote by Virginia Woolf found in A Room of One's Own / Three Guineas – a feminist argument originally given as two lectures at Girton College, Cambridge in 1928. Naturally I haven’t actually read it cover-to-cover but the essay examines the educational, social and financial disadvantages women have faced throughout history. The quote sums up where I am currently ‘at’ or am trying to be:
“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”
It is a difficult time for the family as it is a year ago on Saturday (20th March 2020) that Kate passed away. The country is still in lockdown and we still haven’t been able to get together as a whole family in this past year.
I am feeling somewhat depleted – juggling the new part-time jobs (the fifth is starting by the end of the month), the new medication (insulin) and associated tiredness – and generally flat and world-weary. To that end, then, I have decided to consciously “move away from the tech” and therefore may not post on here or email people for a few weeks. Instead, I am going to concentrate on sowing seeds, raising young plants, weeding and digging - I don’t need to sparkle in gardener mode!
Your garden will sparkle for - or through you, perhaps...
Rosie, every time I meet you or read your posts you sparkle, even through the deepest sadness you and your family have suffered.
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