24 September 2010


"If the sign of the woman is 'Be it done unto me', which means the readiness to conceive or, when expressed religiously, the will to be blessed, then there is always misery when the woman no longer wills to conceive, no longer desires to be blessed."

from The Eternal Woman by Gertrud von le Fort


Monique said...

And this is what I came across last night while reading her.

"Motherhood can never become for woman the special assignment of a certain time; it is her task, simply and utterly....Conception and birth are the hour and the mystery of life, which means that they are the hour and the mystery of woman."

Her words are so lovely and I'm certain she was too.

Rebekah said...

Your book must be as full of underlines as mine.