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One of the magnets stuck to my refrigerator.

          “One day an army of gray-haired women may quietly take over the earth.” – Gloria Steinem

Morning Thoughts

          While perusing through Facebook this morning, something I allow myself to do for about 10 minutes after posting a link to my blog, I came across a painting of the backs of four women standing close together in a meadow filled with flowers, all with long gray hair that ended in one braid.

Gloria Steinem’s quote accompanied the illustration. The scene and words moved me. While my hair is short, it is gray these days and I am an old woman. And I would gladly join an army of sisters intent on bringing peace and sanity to this world.

I felt significant when I was a journalist and focused on educating, not editorializing, about things going on in my small part of the world. Today, it seems, we get more falsehoods than truth, and more righteous opinions then honest facts.

But now, as a gray-haired old woman, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only thing in my power is to be kind. A better world has to begin with that. But if my sisters ever raise that army, I’ll be one of the first to volunteer.

   Bean Pat: To all kind people in the world.

Pat Bean is a retired journalist who lives in Tucson with her canine companion, Scamp. She is a wondering-wanderer, avid reader, Lonely Planet Community Pathfinder, Story Circle Network board member, author of Travels with Maggie available on Amazon, enthusiastic birder, and is always searching for life’s silver lining.


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