Annie Smith Peck
(1850-1935) was in
many ways a trailblazer for women and their ability to have the same
opportunities and adventures as men. She was one of the first female
mountaineers, and sparked the discussion about what women can and should do in
studied at the University of Michigan very soon after the institution first
opened its doors to female students, and gained a degree in Greek and Classical
Languages; she also spoke French, Spanish, and Portuguese. In addition to
mountaineering, she studied and taught archaeology. She was president of the
Joan of Arc Suffrage League, and placed a “Women’s Vote” banner on the top of
Coropuna peak, which she climbed at the age of 65.
Sometimes I forget that the Holy Spirit dwells in me. I forget 1 Corinthians 3:16. I forget Philippians 4:13. I get caught up in the present, in the pain, in the hardship. I tell myself, “I can’t do this.” When really, I am His temple and His Spirit dwells in me. When really, I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
For women who are tied to the moon, love alone is not enough. We insist each day wrap it’s knuckles through our heart strings and pull. The lows. The joy. The poetry. We dance at the edge of a cliff, you have fallen off. So it goes. You will climb up again.
You rare girl, once again, you have a body that belongs to no lover, to no father, belongs to no one but you. Wear your sorrow like the lines on your palm. Like a shawl to keep you warm at night. Don’t mourn the love that is lost to you now. It is a book of poems whose meters worked their way into your pulse. Even if it has slipped from your hands, it will stay in your body.
You loved a man who treated you like absinthe, half poison and half god. He tried to sweeten you, to water you down. So you left. And now you have your heart all to yourself again. A heart like a stone cottage. Heart like a lover’s diary. Hope like an ocean.
Nothing is more fun than climbing with your friends and getting spanked all day long. I think they plan out their day just to torture me on all of the problems they have wired. ;) - What is the name and rating of this thing? I almost made a single move on it. Almost!