Last week, when I was listening to a panel of women executives they were asked what good advice had they received that made a difference? The most successful of the bunch said, "My father told me that I have two ears and one mouth, use them in that proportion." I'm wondering ... would he have offered those words of wisdom to a son?
Oh, I understand, of course, about the idea that you won't learn anything if you're always talking and not listening and it's good advice. As a woman turned on by Betty Fridan, Gloria Stseinam, et al, I cannot help having this reaction. But I have an answer that doesn't necessarily apply to women in business. It is that I also have ten fingers and was advised to learn to type long, long ago That skill made rapid self-expression possible, with or without thinking things through before the keyborad gets tickled.
Happily those ten fingers also learned how to sew. That too has brought me an avenue for self-expression few of the other gender enjoy. That's today's bit of contemplation.
This strip quilt was made using drier sheet as the foundation. This quick and easy method is always fun because I can choose exactly which piece comes next but will always be surprised when I put several together and see the patterns formed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!