Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Maya Angelou

Sunday, October 24, 2010

There are 4 seasons

I've been reading Animal, Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver for the second time. It is a true account of her familys experiment to eat only what they could produce or procure locally. The book is written over the course of a year. Woven in amongst the story are recipes, meal plans, and information about the food industry. Some of the tales of big business are shocking. This book is very enjoyable and informative. It made me want to run away to the country and live on a farm. I really do think I would enjoy living in the country. I hope the man I marry is up for the challenge.


Monday, October 4, 2010

New stuff

I am so happy. I moved into my own apartment which is close to school. I love the area. I live in a beautifully landscaped apartment complex. It's on the edge of town and there is so much beautiful nature all around me. It's very quiet here and I feel so safe. I haven't had any problems sleeping.

I love being in school. I love my classes. I'm so glad to be challenged intellectually again. I think I will take summer classes this year.

I have to drive a half an hour to and from work four times a day which might be not so great but it is such a beautiful drive and I get to listen to music the whole way. I love listening to music and driving. Especially when it is sunny. Ahhhh I hope this contented feeling lasts. I quite enjoy it.