Saturday, February 17, 2007

modern day red tent

have you read the book "the red tent"? i read it a few years ago while i was living in a house in magnolia with six oher girls. the book describes the fictional(yet based on the biblical narrative) account of the women in jacob's family, focusing on his daughter dinah. there is such community and struggle in these female characters. i remember while reading the book how struck i was by the constant care that the women gave each other...over the last few weeks i have been struck with the beauty of a group of women loving and caring for each other. women seem to in crisis care well for each other in a community setting. there is something so honoring and noble about that dynamic. i guess i just wish that there was more space for women to up hold each other and places to celebrate that.

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