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The Queen of My Self

2015 was an especially, devastatingly, brutal year for so many people everywhere. So much anger, so much illness, so many disasters, so many deaths. An astonishing array of exceptionally vicious violence perpetrated upon untold millions of innocent folks going about their business, their shopping, their bus rides, their studies, their movies.

So many victims: entire peoples, places and species gone. Just gone. For no reason, certainly no good reason, but spite. But greed. But power. But fear. But low down nasty mean blind hatred.

So much. So much. Too much. Too too much.

It might be too late, already, but I fervently believe that if there is any hope at all for healing this planet and for all who live upon it, that that hope is us. What in the world are we waiting for?

The patriarchal powers-that-be have created a complete mess. Clearly, it is up to us women to roll up our sleeves and get busy putting life back together again.  It might be too late, already, but I fervently believe that if there is any hope at all for healing this planet and all who live upon it, that hope is us. What in world are we waiting for?

I hereby call on women everywhere to take a stand and use our vast stores of wisdom, experience, creativity, and chutzpah do something positive, each in our own unique and inimitable way, toward creating a better world for us all.

If not us, who? If not now, when?

The world is moved along,
not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
– Helen Keller

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Donna Henes is the author of The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife. She offers counseling and upbeat, practical and ceremonial guidance for individual women and groups who want to enjoy the fruits of an enriching, influential, purposeful, passionate, and powerful maturity. Consult the MIDLIFE MIDWIFE™

The Queen welcomes questions concerning all issues of interest to women in their mature years. Send your inquiries to thequeenofmyself@aol.com.

 

 

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