I first became interested in women and religion when I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious Studies at Yale University in the late 1960's.
? ? ? ? 'Tis to create, and in creating live? ? ? ? A being more intense, that we endow? ? ? ? With form our fancy, gaining as we give? ? ? ? The life we image, even as I do now.? ? ? ? What am I? Nothing: but not so art thou,? ? ? ? Soul of my thought! with whom I traverse earth,? ? ? ? Invisible but gazing, as I glow? ? ? ? Mix'd with thy spirit, blended with thy birth,And feeling still with thee in my crush'd feelings' dearth.
And the view was suddenly clear to me. The world opened out to its grim beyonds and I realized that, at forty, one must learn the rigors of acceptance. Capitalize it: Acceptance. I needed to accept what was put before me--be it a watery grave in Ireland's only natural fjord, or a return to the city and its grayer intensities, or a wordless exile in some steaming Cambodian swamp hole, or poems or no poems, or children or not, lovers or not, illness or otherwise, success or its absence. I would accept all that was put in my way, from here on through until I breathed my last.
There is much that public policy can do to support American entrepreneurs. Health insurance reform will make it easier for entrepreneurs to take a chance on a new business without putting their family's health at risk. Tort reform will make it easier to take prudent risks on new products in a number of sectors.
I'm Method trained. How is this character like me? What does she think of her mother? What does her mother think of her? It's like construction, and then, yes, you hope you're talented and that the universe aligns and captures the kind of laborer's work you've done and whatever else sprinkles down on you, and it's all caught on film or onstage.