as a spiritual teacher or guide of some sort. There were two of us
being presented with such a certificate at the time. The other was a man -- Swamibabaguruishiroshirabbaisoandso.
He wore long colorful robes and had a fist full of degrees and papers.
To receive his diploma he only had to step forward and present himself
with his long titles, flowing robes, and abundant credentials.
But before me there stood an enormous mountain of laundry.
To receive my diploma
I would first have to climb over this huge heap of laundry."
~ Polly Berrien Berends ~
from Whole Child / Whole Parent
In the dream, Kyla had just entered the exam room, "when she
spied the pile in the corner. Instantly she knew what it was,
but she was incredulous, she was so ashamed. . . . She was horrified.
Those stained sanitary napkins, those bloody underpants were hers,
she knew they were hers, and she knew the men would know it too . . .
but there was no way she could conceal them." (561 - 562).
~ Marilyn French ~
from The Women's Room
on my current post
~ "Women's Room" ~
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