Monday, June 30, 2008

Female Figure

(Read while listening to: Girl You'll be a Woman Soon)

Here's to Norma Desmond, Lauren Bacall, Scarlett O'Hara, Mallory Knox and Holly Golightly.

Here's to the woman who lives inside me and all those that live inside you.

Here's to all women strong, beautiful, smart, sensitive, sensuous, laughable, free, authentic; political, artistic, meditative or scientific.

Here's to my grandmother.

Here's to my mother.

But not to those women I don't want to be.

Here's to Janis, Billie Holiday, Sara Vaughan, Marlene Dietrich, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, Madonna, M.I.A., Maria Callas and all the Girl Monsters.

Here's to the strong feeling being a woman brings and to feminine power.

But not to women who envy any of the women above, for they ignore their own potentials.

Here's to Mónica, Verónica, Julieta, Marianné, Roxana, Paola, Karen and Ana María O.

Here's to short and long haired, straight, bi and lesbian.

Here's to female sexuality.

Here's to Yoko Ono, Sylvia Plath and Kiki Smith. Here's to Coco Chanel too.

Here's to high heels that speak of power.

Here's to Japanese beauties and German as well.

Here's to Goddesses.

Here's to Nature.

Here's to those who give birth and create human life.

Here's to Life.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cheers to you...!