It is taking a long time for us to have a healthy number of women in positions of power. But it’s hard not to wonder what thorny problems could be worked out if more women were running Wall Street and Washington.
"I had to start purging the first and only house I had purchased with my beloved husband. And I had to sell it before I knew where I would go. I lost twenty pounds without trying. I had panic attacks."
“France knew me when my heart was young and gay, welcomed me as a bride, forgave me my trespasses, and shared the keys to knowing what is good in life. Now older, if not wiser, I still look to France as the beacon of all that is civilized.”
“I grew in confidence with the understanding of what can happen in the earth. I started knowing things without learning them, developing skill, allowing delight at success, and, along the way, discovering joy. Isn’t that what love is?”
When my son Aaron hands the baby to me, I feel something powerful—humility . . . a thankfulness that Aaron and Lauren have been granted a healthy child, that the road ahead will be negotiated with blessedly normal challenges. The utter banality is the miracle.
Tomorrow, a long-time friend from college is coming to visit. I'm trying hard not to have a fit. You know, one of those fits about how my house isn't presentable, my life isn't presentable, and I should never let anyone come over.