Over at Revgalblogpals, here are this week’s questions for the Friday Five:
“This Friday-Saturday is our annual Women’s Retreat at my church. It’s one of my favorite 24 hours of the year, because we enjoy each other, we laugh, we cry, we support each other..and all of that good stuff!
So, since I am in the WR mode, let’s talk about women in your life!”
1. Name a woman author you very much love to read.
So hard to choose. So I’ll list five. Marilynne Robinson, Jane Austen, Barbara Kingsolver, AS Byatt, and Susan Minot.
2. Name a woman from the Bible with whom you would like to enjoy a nice long coffee talk.
Again, hard to choose. I’ll go with Hannah and Moses’ mom, so we could talk about what it is like to give up our children into God’s keeping.
3. Name a famous woman from history with whom you would like to have lunch.
Margaret Sanger. In light of the current battles being waged (again) for women’s right to control their own bodies, I’d like to sit at her feet and become educated. As a woman who grew up after many of the women’s rights battles had been won (or so we thought) I have taken a lot for granted. The news article lately that made me realize I had NO IDEA what women went through was this piece in Mother Jones about Lysol ads in the 20th century and what women were supposed to do with that Lysol. NO IDEA.
4. Name a living famous or infamous woman with whom you would like to go out to dinner.
The only reason I did not mention Anne Lamott in #1 is because I really, really want to have dinner with her. I love her writing. I love her honesty. Seriously, people. Can’t we make this one happen? She’s even a Presbyterian. I’ll get myself to San Fran.
5. If you could be SuperWoman (o.k., I know you already ARE) what three special powers would you like to have?
Currently, I am feeling broken, (in body, not mind or spirit) and would love to have regenerative powers to heal my sesamoiditis (which I have had for 4 years now and keeps me from running), my still painful sprained ankle that I injured at Labor Day, and my bruised knee that I injured when I fell last week in an airport.
I think I’d be good with that. Don’t need to be greedy. Everything else is pretty good.