Same job, different uniform.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Chesterton Smackdown!

Oh, Mr. Chesterton, motherhood is so smallish. It is drudgery defined. I am destined for greater things.

"To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labors and holidays; to be Whiteley within a certain area, providing toys, boots, sheets cakes. and books, to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it.

How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute..."

H/T Briana's Brain (read it all here). Not really her brain, which I've never seen or tipped my hat to. Though its carrier is formidable.

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