The Expectations of Women

A Work of Artifice

The bonsai tree 
in the attractive pot 
could have grown eighty feet tall 
on the side of a mountain 
till split by lightning. 
But a gardener 
carefully pruned it. 
It is nine inches high. 
Every day as he 
whittles back the branches 
the gardener croons, 
It is your nature 
to be small and cozy, 
domestic and weak; 
how lucky, little tree, 
to have a pot to grow in. 
With living creatures 
one must begin very early 
to dwarf their growth: 
the bound feet, 
the crippled brain, 
the hair in curlers, 
the hands you 
love to touch.

Marge Piercy
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Play it safe or keep it real?

I originally created this blog because I basically had to. Blogging wasn’t my thing and I had never thought of taking the time to make one but now that I have one, it’s actually growing on me. I’ve been making my blogs kind of basic, I guess you could say and most of them don’t really show ME, what I’m into, and what I enjoy. I was trying to play things safe because I wasn’t sure if people would be into what I have to say but now I realize that’s not getting me too many followers. Now I’m just going to say what I think and be real instead of creating generic posts. Things are going to be more interesting. shy

I’m not “little miss shy” at all. I’ve been shy with my blog, honestly. I’m really talkative and supposedly really loud and I should project that into what I write and my content. I’m more like…

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I also want to post more funny stuff like…

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I love Eminem, he’s a talented rapper, one of the best. I thought this picture was really funny, bagging on Lady Gaga kind of but still.

All in all, I’m deciding to let go and get comfortable with blogging. I should share my opinion with others and even Eminem says in his song Beautiful “Be proud of who you are”. So, I’m going to do just that.