I was visiting a friend today whom I totally admire. She's 13 or so years older than me and has kids from the ages of 4 to about 20, including 2 sets of twins. We chatted a little about some of the topics I've written about on this blog and she, in her wisdom, said that when she was a younger mom there were things she felt totally sure about, but now, as the kids are older and life situations have changed, she's not so sure and she just keeps her mouth shut.
My mom has said something similar. She said she's looked at this blog and has some thoughts, but there's just so much to say; how do you put it all in words?
I also think about Cokie Roberts in We Are Our Mother's Daughters how she said that the issues the feminists are fighting for today are still the same issues as when she was young -- everything's just recycled.
It's interesting that we younger generations are trying to figure out the same things our mothers and grandmothers all tried to figure out. Maybe we should just listen a little more since they've probably figured it out already.
A wise old owl sat in an oak,
The more he heard the less he spoke,
The less he spoke the more he heard,
Why aren't we more like that wise old bird?