i am shaking as i write this because i’m about to start on a nine day barnstorming friend trip throughout the eastern united states and i can’t get myself to leave the house. there’s a storm out there. and i’m pretty sure i’m having a heart attack or a brain aneurysm or a nervous breakdown all at the same time. but i have an intention, a new year’s eve resolution made in haste without regard to consequences.
my friend laurie carver is someone i only see at parties or when she hosts her cabi line of dresses. she has been a businesswoman for many years and i was surprised when she told me about her new bracelet.
i have been hearing again and again of people looking for love and i don’t think that urge leaves us until our last breath.
laurie and i grew up with the feminism of gloria steinem, ms. magazine, national organization for women, breaking that glass ceiling, power suits. so i was really surprised at what she had to say about men and women.
laurie is someone i’m going to be checking back in with. because if that bracelet brings her intention to fruition, i’m going to want one that will give me courage. me and the lion, who sings
What makes the muskrat guard his musk?
Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder?
Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder?
Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the “ape” in apricot?
What have they got that I ain’t got?
there is just one thing i have to do now–get in the damn car!