2009 Daily Journal Page Challenge -- Day 241: Ladies Are Not Allowed Inside
So much of life, it seems, we follow the road prescribed for us. We go to school, get a job, get married, have kids, work until retirement, spend the last 10-20 years of our life watching reruns in the living room or sitting across the table from our spouse with nothing to say. Why is that? Why do people stop questioning the circumstances they find themselves in? Stop growing? Stop creating? And what if you have led a less than conventional life -- bucking the status quo, skipping the children part, foregoing the marriage until death do you part -- are you any different from those who have not? Are your needs, hopes, dreams any different, though the circumstances are different? Now, I am not too sure why I launched into this path of query. This sari-clad woman looks a bit like an Indian Madonna, perhaps questioning the limitations that the sign above her head addresses. And she should -- we are the ones who limit ourselves. And in questioning, we open up the possibility of walking in a different direction -- and perhaps a chance to become more of who we really are.