...on the Miss Celie's Blues post. Another two thoughts, really.
1) Women are WONDERFUL. Thanks for all the love and encouragement.
2) More of a rhetorical question than a thought really: In remembering how low my self-esteem and self-confidence has been at times, I thought, What happens to us? We aren't born feeling so low. My aunt has preserved a letter that I wrote her when I was five that contains the line, "Do you still think I'm a genius because I am." And my sister's mother-in-law laughs all the time and tells me how bubbly and conceited I was when I was young. Why is it so necessary that things like that be crushed and abused out of women?
But of course, I think I know the answer(s) already.