WINSOME (sexuality ("wit and clit" ("wit perhaps is the…
"i cant read this. i am a widow"
"wit and clit"
"wit perhaps is the only real weapon for survival"
ownership vs fear
"Marilyn who was pathologically mean"
-sympathy -narrow minded
unjustified petty attacks
"if i was less of a winsome and more of an abagail"
psyche of women
too quick to judge "...dont get it"
renewal, re energising
"it was really more for me"
'widows', definition of herself
adjectives tend to revolve around ideas/sympathy
at first she conforms to this label
description of mundane day to day activities
"i felt foolish"
fear of judgement
"it was not about possessing youth but being in touch with it"
lonely - "in our society being alone can make one feel rather silly"
"its hard to understand sympathy... when really it cuts like a knife"
"we all started to read the business pages when the husbands died"
Penelope doing the farm
roles changing based on circumstance
widow, motherhood, marriage