Tuesday, January 17, 2006

SPT {Personal History - 2}


I must have been about 4.
My dad says I was playing quietly by myself,
wrapped in my own thoughts,
lost in my own creative imaginings,
when suddenly, out of no where,
I grabbed my grandmother's green piano stool
and hurled it across the room
shouting, "I'm Wonder Woman!"
I was just a child.
It was long before I could read or write,
long before I fell in love, and experienced heartbreak, for the first time,
long before I could drive a car or balance a check book,
long before I was lied to by the man I exchanged vows with,
long before I gave birth to my own child,
long before I knew moments of feeling betrayed by God himself.
Long before all of it
I was a child who knew her power,
a girl who lived out of her deepest strength,
a girl with a voice,
a girl who knew she was
a Woman of Wonder.

28 Comments:

Blogger acumamakiki said...

lovely my friend, especially the pink frou frou dress.

5:36 PM  
Blogger --erica said...

beautiful.

6:18 PM  
Blogger ArtsyMama said...

I love this!! The picture...the words...fabulous!!

6:27 PM  
Blogger melba said...

I love old photos. They have such an incredible energy about them; their rounded corners and tinted hue. I noticed you look up in photos. Asking for help? Guidence? The promise of tomorrow? What I notice most though in your writing and your photos is your strength. You have been through so much, but your strength prevails, you are Wonder Women!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

What a wonderful SPT entry, Michelle!

7:36 PM  
Blogger Misty Mawn said...

You look so adorable. I've been wondering when I lost my wonder woman powers...they slipped away before I had time to really enjoy them!

Thank you for your comment about my son!!! :) What did mom's do before the BLOG?

7:37 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I LOVE this so much! I just kept thinking about how those things...all those things we "learn" as we get older sometimes help us to forget what we knew so clearly as little girls! Your words inspire me, you woman of wonder (with her cute little ruffle of a dress!) :)

7:39 PM  
Blogger kelly said...

you can balance a check book? damn girl, you are wonder woman...hee

i love reading your stories

blesssings...

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Beansprout said...

The great wisdom and knowing of a little girl...now the great wisdom and knowing of a wonder(ful) woman. Although you may not see or feel it...your voice, your strength and your power are evident to all those who read your words.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

You need to go get some Wonder Woman underroos. Like, right now:
http://www.webundies.com/wonder_woman.htm

Do it! Get! What better way to spend $25?!

8:17 PM  
Anonymous melanie said...

fabulous then and fabulous now, you woman of wonder :)

10:20 PM  
Blogger Frankie said...

Oh Wonder Woman! What a wonderful SPT. I love the strength you knew you held, the strength that's so apparent in all that you write here.

10:41 PM  
Blogger justine said...

I love reading your blog :-)
You write beautifully and take wicked photo's!

12:59 AM  
Anonymous Autum said...

What a moving post. You are fast becoming a favorite of mine. Your words speak with such honesty and raw emotion and they strike a nerve in me everytime. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift!

4:02 AM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

I like that in one sweep you were able to look back at yourself and see how far you've come. That Woman of Wonder is obiviously still thriving inside you.

4:11 AM  
Anonymous lela said...

it's pretty powerful to find that Woman of Wonder! SHE is there, for sure

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder Woman indeed!

6:17 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I love that!! You are more of a Wonder Woman now that you have expierence all that...a stronger kind of super hero.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Living Part Deux said...

She's still within you, and she is bursting out!

9:54 AM  
Blogger firstborn studio said...

powerfulwonderfilledwomanYOU!

2:31 PM  
Blogger Alexandra S said...

Hello there,
I know this isn't totally relevant but I had to share with you my own Wonder Woman story. I was addicted to Wonder Woman when I was little, and one time there was a scene in a building that was less than half a mile away from our house, in a building I saw all the time driving with my mom. I thought Wonder Woman was actually there right that very moment. I was jumping up and down, hysterical, essentially commandin my mom to drive me there so I could help untie Wonder Woman! She did drive me there because she knew I couldn't grasp the truth otherwise, but its always stayed in my mind as this very surreal experience!
( :

3:02 PM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

It seems to me you are reconnecting with your inner wonder woman. Go girl go.

9:28 PM  
Blogger shash said...

great post! (the wonder woman one)

2:56 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

fantastic shot... and such a fantastic story too! love this.

6:25 PM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

so powerful. love this...

8:38 PM  
Blogger Swirly said...

And you still are a woman of wonder. :)

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Kitty Kitty Peacock said...

How lucky you are to have so many actual miles on you and even luckier that you are not a bitter little pill. I so enjoy your beautiful photos and writings. You know something wonder woman, You will be the best Grandma EVER! Now, get busy collecting funky hat pins and jars of mismatched "earbobs."

4:59 AM  
Anonymous joy said...

love this....beautiful words to match!

2:13 PM  

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