Sunday, October 7, 2007

Dedicated to Beauty

Women have historically worked to enhance the beauty of the world around them, even amid the rigors of 19th century frontier life.

And...is it true that well-behaved women seldom make history? If so, maybe it's because they are the ones who are cooking the meals, changing the diapers, doing the laundry, and generally keeping the world going. (Like Our Blessed Mother, the greatest woman who ever lived.) Share

5 comments:

Nauxel said...

From Stony Creek Digest:
"What beautiful girls! You have a beautiful family, Jeff. I would love to meet your wife, she sounds like such a wonderful lady!"

Thank you for the kind words you left at Jeff's blog months ago. Jeff's wife might sound like a wonderful lady because he is blind to her many imperfections. In reality, there is nothing remarkable about her. It's true she can do many things but none of them well enough.

With that in mind, I'd love to meet you too but not before I have had a chance to finish reading Trianon. It's very engaging but I have to keep up with my children/students reading list before any reading for my own enjoyment.

LeXuan C.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

It seems that many of us have forgotten that "the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world."

Anonymous said...

Lovely post.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, LeXuan! Delighted!

Thank you, SF!

Enbrethiliel, I am glad you mentioned that phrase. The greatest influence that any woman can have on the history of the world is to be a mother, in either the spiritual or material realm, or both.

alaughland said...

It is also true that well behaved men seldom make history (unless they are scientists, and that goes for women scientists as well.)