We have declared this the last day of ice and cold, and I believe that is true. I am always stirred by scenes of Maria, the farm’s Willa Cather Prairie Goddess, so great a presence on the farm. She seems to grow stronger and more powerful all the time, and the farm is a good place for that, it brings out the strengths and weaknesses of people.
I am mostly alone on this farm, I get around a lot, see a lot of people. But everywhere I got, people are talking about Women’s Time, about women rising. We were shopping in our food co-op today, now run by four young women.
People were talking about how well women can get along with one another, how non-hierarchal they are, how disinterested they are in domination and argument. I know that lots of women do not always get along with one another, but what it happening is not a fantasy.
Something very important has been triggered by the awful politics of our time. The way men govern has failed, and spectacularly so. I am hopeful about the fact that newborn baby can come into the United States Senate with his mother, I am excited to see that so many thousands of women are coming out of the shadows and running for office and talking about doing good and helping people.
Wow, I can sense it, feel it, touch it. My wife is a part of that, she is a passionate advocate for women without voice or power. She is always there for women who need support and encouragement, and there are so many.
It’s exciting for me, sitting in my study, at my computer, singing my songs on my blog. She helps me to feel part of this great movement, we see signs of it wherever we are go. Maria, in her life, is in the thick of it, her art has always spoken of voice and encouragement, and especially of goddesses..
I support her whenever I can, and she supports me whenever she can.
These are not bad times to be alive, these are good times to be alive. I feel awakened, excited hopeful. I am too old and too male to be of much help or influence, but this gives me the greatest joy, empowerment and encouragement are also what I am about, in my own way and life. I know a of people now who need help and I am learning how to help them.
I’m not much of man, either, and that often makes me quite proud. We all contribute in our own way.