A WOMAN SHOULD HAVEenough money within her control to move outand rent a place of her own, even if she never wants to or needs to.
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE something perfect to wear if the employer, or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour.
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVEa youth she’s content to leave behind.
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE a past juicy enough that she’s looking forward toretelling it in her old age.
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVEa set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVEone friend who always makes her laugh… and one who lets her cry.
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family.
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal, that will make her guests feel honored.
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE a feeling of control over her destiny.
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOWhow to fall in love without losing herself.
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOWhow to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend; without ruining the friendship.
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOWwhen to try harder… and WHEN TO WALK AWAY.
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOWthat she can’t change the length of her calves,the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents.
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOWthat her childhood may not have been perfect… but its over.
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOWwhat she would and wouldn’t do for love or more.
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOWhow to live alone… even if she doesn’t like it.
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW.whom she can trust,whom she can’t,and why she shouldn’t take it personally.
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOWwhere to go.be it to her best friend’s kitchen table…or a charming inn in the woods…when her soul needs soothing.
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOWwhat she can and can’t accomplish in a day…a month… and a year.
- Maya Angelou
Finley Quaye- Even After All