Fave Ladies of All Time
What makes a lady exceptional? It is the same quality that makes lovers, partners, and parents, exceptional : They all exhibit the greatest telltale sign of love, the conscious willingness to sacrifice self interest, and ultimately even the self for the sake of others.
Here’s part of my personal list : ( Feel free to look up the famous ones on Wikipedia )
St. Teresa of Avila -Bride of Ecstatic Faith
Mother Teresa of Calcutta- Worker in Love
Mary Magdalene -Lover saved by words that stopped stones
Esther – Sacrificed self for her people
Fatima- Daughter of the Prophet, Worker in Love
Rachel – Who pleaded for others
Ruth- Achieved honour through her concern for others
The Virgin Mary – Bride and Mother. Enough said.
My Paternal Grandmother -patient teacher of Kindness love and wisdom
My Mother -patient teacher of Kindness love and wisdom
Joan of Arc- Warrior woman of Faith, Heroine Martyr.
My Wife- Steadfast, loyal, intelligent, heartfelt partner ever present.
The Goddess Athena known as Wisdom
Calliope, Melpomene, and Mnemosyne – The 3 Muses of Poetry
Sylvia Plath – Martyr to Love and Poetry
Mary Oliver – Lover of Nature and Word
Maya Angelou-in Greek her chosen name means “Angel’s magic”
Marilyn Monroe – Icon, Lover, Martyr, Victim.
Marilyn Vos Savant – Intelligence, Family, and Beauty
Margaret Thatcher “The Iron Lady”- Stalin would have liked her (“Man of Steel”)
Effie Triantafilopoulos – Politician with a Heart, Mind and Soul
Anne Frank – Survivor, Worker in Word.
Camile Paglia- A man’s Feminist
Older Women – Especially creative ones:Wordsmiths, Artists, Photographers, and Mothers.
***And many more too numerous to mention here… and only just for now.
The Greatest Sign of Love:
Conscious Self Sacrifice for Others