I will not be the woman who puts her career ahead of love and friendship.
I am the woman who stays home and bakes Tilapia for my dearest, oldest friend.
And helps her be comfortable, and comforted, and safe, and important.
Many of us these days, we dread the death of a loved one. It is the ugly truth of Life, that keeps us feeling terrified and alone.
I wish we could also appreciate the time that lies right beside the end of time.
I know that I will feel the most overwhelming knowledge of her, and of her life and of my love for her, in the last moments.
I need to do my damnedest to be there for that.
Because it will be the most beautiful, the most intense, the most enriching experience of life I’ve ever known.
When she dies.
I think this is one of the most beautiful notes I’ve ever read and easier said than done, isn’t it, to put relationship over career. That Fiona Apple is writing about her dog does not bother me. I do wish we’d hear this more often about people, though, and actually applaud it. Seems to me that when women put relationship with their children or husbands over career they get lambasted for denying the sisterhood in some existential feminist struggle.by