zondag 10 maart 2013


Last Friday, March 8, was the International 
Women's Day 

("Venus de Merino" made by daughter)

I originally planned to do a post on that
but couldn't find the right words for my feelings,
all the important things I would like to say
it's hard sometimes 
when you sit in front of the computer keyboard

But today I found on YouTube a small part of an interview with 
Whoopi Goldberg 
that I saw that Friday night on Dutch Television :
what a marvellous woman that is,
and what a fantastic interview !

And this particular bit was so touching !!!

(Well, in fact it should be "women's day" every day :
and then I don't think of most of the women here in Holland,
where almost everyone can freely plan her own life ...
those places where women/girls aren't allowed to have proper education,
are raped for no other reason than
just being a women/girl,
baby girls are killed because parents prefere boys,
and young girls are forced to marry ...
that's why it should be on our mind every day)

7 opmerkingen:

  1. yes...Whoopi is something else. we never know what things we do that impact others. it's extra special when we are told. and i love those knitted dolls.

  2. I'm a big fan of Whoopi's, for a very long time. That clip was so powerful, thank you for sharing. I love you tribe of women dolls :)
    This is something I found and have used for a special project of mine for many years. You may like it too as it expresses this important idea:

    You may never know when someone
    may catch a dream from you.
    You never know when a little word
    or something you may do,
    may open up the windows,
    of a mind that sees the light.
    The way you live may not matter at all,
    but you never know, it might.
    And just incase it could be
    that another’s life, through you,
    might possibly change for the better,
    with a broader and brighter view,
    it seems it might be worth a try,
    at pointing the way to the right.
    Of course, it may not matter at all,
    but then again- it might!

    Thanks for this post, Nancy

  3. Thank you Els; Whoopie is amazing, I do admire her, not just for her acting. I wish the younger generation of women/girls could be more aware of the sacrifices women made in order they could vote..a long way still to go but they seem to have lost the momentum.

    LOVE those tribal dolls! Lx

  4. Net gekeken! Wat een superwoman, daar wordt je warm van.
    Jouw gebreide vrouwtjes zijn ook superrr.

    Groetjes, Els

  5. Beeindruckend, die drei Damen!
    Herzliche Grüße

  6. Thank you for that wonderful link Els. Brought tears to my eyes. I love your new scarf and that dear little hat for your grandson.

  7. Els, prachtige godinnen van vilt! Ik heb nog geen kans gezien om het interview met Whoopi te bekijken, ik ben heel benieuwd.