Showing posts with label Tillie Olsen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tillie Olsen. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I Stand Here Ironing

And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total? I will start and there will be an interruption and I will have to gather it all together again. Or I will be engulfed with all I did or did not do, with what should have been and what cannot be helped...


Let her be. So all that is in her will not bloom - but in how many does it? There is still enough left to live by. Only help her to know - help make it so there is cause for her to know - that she is more than this dress on the ironing board, helpless before the iron.


I Stand Here Ironing, Tillie Olsen
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