Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Woman of the House

I feel that when I see her, takes charge gets things done, however not a pain. She is a gentle person who does not use her tongue like a whip. She also hosts the tea for the women's club in her community, that explains the mass of hydrangeas in the house.

My husband says that I would never have to hit anyone as I can beat them up with my tongue.
I guess that is called a "Tongue Lashing" I don't find this true, but do others see us as we see ourselves? I don't think so, they don't know all the things about the inner person. Cosmetics or not we all have a cosmetic appearance that we use. We are different in our home than at a work place, or a store, and we can be different depending on what we need, as we push the numbers on the phone to finally get to the dept. we want and hear numerous things from all the depts we don't want, we are using our other self in preparation to receive the service we want.

It always works well to say a greeting of pleasantries and use their name if you can understand it. Then say I am hoping you can help me. This has nothing to do with what words are in my head. I think we should take pride in all the people we can be, it means we can cope, we can help, we can excel.

Working on whimsy


Diane said...

Isn't this post the truth. The way we are in private and the way we are on the outside--it's kind of weird when you think of it. I know one thing--I don't think I'd be hosting a tea for the women in the community. :) I like your stories about your ladies.

Star said...

Nice painting and good story, too. I love all the hydrangeas around her and I like her hair, too!
I can't believe you'd give a tongue lashing unless really called for! As I get older the 'lashings' are becoming easier but really I rather like to "kill 'em with kindness". LOL!

Judy said...

Emelie, I'm enjoying your art, and your writing so much! You always give me things to ponder... I like that! Thanks!

Laura said...

I see your truth, Emelie. I have always known there were many sides to people, even if they wouldn't admit it.

I have gotten mellower as I have aged. I am less likely to give a tongue lashing, and more mindful of what the lashing may cause. When I was younger, I was quick to lash out. I would rather be more cheerful now.