Monday, September 24, 2007

The Divide.

"Across the broad continent of a woman's life falls the shadow of a sword. On one side all is correct, definite, orderly; the paths are straight, the trees regular, the sun shaded; escorted by gentlemen, protected by policemen, wedded and buried by clergymen, she has only to walk demurely from cradle to grave and no one will touch a hair of her head. But on the other side all is confusion. Nothing follows a regular course. The paths wind between bogs and precipices; the trees roar and rock and fall in ruin."

-Collected Essays, Virginia Woolf

4 comments:

Wayward Son said...

Oooof. Is this what I have in common with women? Perhaps I will have to add Ms. Wolf to my reading list.

Shifra said...

I love it

Madness (JAA) said...

speechless

longvowels said...

exactly.