I had a strong sense that these women are warriors in ballet shoes and that 'dance' is where their souls erupt in joy.
Month: October 2021
Lockdown Finale: The midlife breakdown (and how I almost massacred a flock of Hadeda’s)
My fragile ego wanted to explode, wanted to shut her down and call her ridiculous. I had not even shouted at her, what was she on about? The problem was that she was being too damn sensitive and dramatic? And besides, there was a lot of work to be done and no time for this nonsense! But she continued to stand there, holding onto her courage like it was all she had, and told me again, “I can’t.”
Gladys, the new Zimbabwean housekeeper’s first encounter with the ladies.
Gladys greeted the group of women and placed the pot of tea in the centre of the table, continuing to smile her well-practiced smile. She’d learned many years ago how to pull the corners of her mouth up into a beaming smile, deluding all in her presence of the ugliness she’d experienced and witnessed.
Tea with the ladies
It was breaking news. Their Ardmore tea cups tinkled as their excitement mounted and they all nodded in agreement when Nora said in her most authoritative voice, “Ladies, I believe she has gone mad.”
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