Monday, August 15, 2005

A Woman He Liked

They met beside the road, two weeks after breaking radio silence that had been maintained for twenty years. They talked of nothing important, each listening for the other’s heartbeat in a word, soul in a gesture, being in a glance. They should have been strangers but they weren’t. They circled and circled and in a moment of idleness he told her a story of meeting a woman motorcycle drag racer; a woman who rode down a track at 200 mph and for those seconds at least was in charge of everything in her world. “I like it when a woman takes it to a man instead of just staying at home,” he said.

She was a stay at home, homemaking, bake it from scratch mom. Still she knew what he meant. Just because her whole and entire life now was baking bread and doing laundry and sweeping floors, milking the cow and making butter and making cheese, organizing and prioritizing so that the flow seemed smooth and that food didn’t run out, just because her whole life was wiping noses and rear ends and endless messes off the floor, answering endless questions and deciding that yet again today there wouldn’t be time to get the horse out, just because all that did not mean that she didn‘t know that she still fit his idea of a women who could take it to a man; who would take it to a man. She knew she was a woman he liked.

Today is my blogoversary. Being the Contrary Goddess, taking it to you as it were, has been good for me. It has been fun. And having readers and commentators and meeting new blogfriends and stretching my beingness has all been an interesting adventure and I thank you for your part in this.

We ARE all interconnected, interdependent. We ARE all different. Neither matter nor energy is created or destroyed but merely transformed (merely? she says?) and transformed again. There is no such thing as evil. Or good. I will do as I have done here before and quote the most powerful and true TR ever;

“It is what it is. You are what you it. There are no mistakes.”

Now, take it to our very lives!

11 comments:

olympiada said...

Thanks CG, by accepting me, you allowed me to accept my self and now I am really having fun! Glory be.

madcapmum said...

Many years!

justrose said...

hey, i'm late by a couple of days, but happy blogiversary cg. your perspective is one of the most unique i've ever known, and it's a honor to read!

justrose said...

i meant, of course, "AN" honor. typo.

Joe Tornatore said...

happy anniversary. mine is coming up.

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the Contrary Goddess said...

Thanks ya'll.

So, anyone know how else to stop blogspam? I deleted it, I don't allow anon comments, anything else I can do?

olympiada said...

Yeah CG - switch to haloscan and you can do it on there! Stop spam that is.

the Contrary Goddess said...

thanks O. It is posted somewhere else on here too but I can't find it, somewhere in the archives I guess. At least I got two notices of a post. If it is often or much, I might switch. I read a lot of blogs with haloscan but sometimes they seem to have problems too and I don't like it all that much. I suppose I'm stone age. I don't like flickr either because the images load soooooooooo slow (like on your blogs!). And as you might imagine, we are dialup. Anyhoooo.

olympiada said...

They do CG? I am sorry, let me talk to the flickr people about that. I have many ways to load pictures...Blogger was not loading my pictures from my computer. So is haloscan a problem for you? Oh oh - I hear "mom" gotta go

the Contrary Goddess said...

my guess on flickr is just that you have your resolution set high because sometimes your pages load really really slowly for me. Unless I'm putting something up that family can download to print, I always try to cut resolution for for the web. And no, haloscan hasn't been a problem for me, but I see justrose complain about it every so often!