On and on, so it goes

If there's one thing about time, you can't stop it. Life moves forward, new loves enter your life, your heart starts to heal or break again....

I have a series of posts coming exploring family, but, on the second anniversary of the Women's March, I want to highlight a letter by an early badass women from our nation's history: Abigail Adams. John and Abigail Adams were vocal opponents of slavery and never owned any themselves. When they entered the White House they had a modest, paid staff, for-going all the prestige of the White House under George and Martha Washington and their 300+ slaves. Abigail also argued openly with her husband about women's role in politics and the country...

"I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If perticuliar care and attention is not paid to the Laidies we are determined to foment a Rebelion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.

That your Sex are Naturally Tyrannical is a Truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute, but such of you as wish to be happy willingly give up the harsh title of Master for the more tender and endearing one of Friend. Why then, not put it out of the power of the vicious and the Lawless to use us with cruelty and indignity with impunity."