Florence is a bit busy of late, I imagine you’ve noticed. And when I say busy boy do I ever mean BUSY. The above quote is something that reminds me of Florence at times. It seems as though she always has some form of pressure going on and pushes through it. But I think at times we can take people that are like that for granted.
We don’t see the pressures they are under because they take them in stride. And we don’t realize we ADD to those pressures. We think we help with our suggestions and taking over things perhaps, and I’m not simply talking about us men, I mean everyone around a person that is calm under pressure.
Family can be the secret pressure cookers to a person. Believe me, I know.
You know what happens to a tea bag that has been cooked and recooked time and time again? Figure it out.
Here is another quote that reminds me of Florence. A brilliant woman. Do you know what strong, intelligent, talented women do for men? They scare them. Men that are in professional situations with such women do everything they can to take attention and credit away from the woman. What they should be doing is working on their own abilities and taking advantage of the intelligence the woman has.
How many times do you see a relationship where you wonder, how did he end up with her? Women are often times more likely to look past a lot of things to give love. They overlook things. Nobody’s perfect, right? Nobody has to be perfect, but they should be reciprocating. I just liked that quote as I do the next one.
What I am looking forward to once Florence is able to return to a routine is her sharing her writing and her thoughts again. A frazzled brain can’t share much of anything . . . well except maybe what it’s like to have a frazzled brain and keep going. Interesting that. Florence seems to have an air of, hmm, I am trying to find the right word. Perhaps serenity is the word. I thought of using quotes about serenity today.
It takes a lot of strength to find serenity in the world of being an actively participating and functioning mother and daughter. I think we often like to help people achieve serenity when in fact the best way to help is to get out of their way.