The Wise Sister: Thoughts for International Women’s Day

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The Wise Sister
Thoughts for International Women's Day 2014


Let us now praise famous women and the mothers who bore us,
For great things came through them.
Some were elders and leaders of their people renowned for their 
     wisdom and foresight.
Some were poets, artists, and musicians.
And some were rich and lived in peace.
All these were honoured in their time and are remembered still.
Yet there are more who have no concrete memorial, who are gone as 
     though they had never been.
Numberless, those sisters, mothers, daughters:
Their only legacy
Our reverence for their wisdom,
Our footsteps
     on their path. 

adapted from Ecclesiaticus 44:1-15 © 
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