We believe eyes are the windows to one’s soul .
Similarly. books are the windows to the world.
One can easily get lost in their words, the places they take you and the people you get to meet in them.
This is why it is important to get children enthused in the world of books as soon as they are able to look at pictures and colors. Each book should be treasured, read slowly to absorb and enjoy the words and meanings in the way the author intended them to be
Jackie Kennedy, ( and Marie Shriver being an author herself) believed in books and children.
She was a reporter and believed women should have careers because as she put it, what will you do after they leave? She took her parenting role seriously and believed nothing was more important than “enlarging” a child’s world.
As we all know, destiny dealt her Camelot a severe blow. From her experience we learned how children suffer from the errors of their Fathers. The Kennedy boys suffered from the errors of their Father, since they could not do what he promised people they would do, if they got elected.
They loved their country and paid a high price for it.
Jackie Kennedy, brought up in times of typewriters with ribbon filled ink and strict secretarial discipline with regard to printed errors on paper (something our kids will never know), prided herself in who she was.
She graced the world with her eloquence and people loved her steadfastness and quiet strength standing beside an equally strong, eloquent young man, who was her President.
Personally, she wanted a life lived and not recorded believing history was for the bitter. Looking back in time at all the savagery, is truly a bitter pill to swallow.
Jackie was one of the first to say that no matter how times change, every woman carries “a lady” in her.
Her testimony always reiterated the fact that she was “a woman” above all else but she referred to the word “LADY” as something sounding like a saddle horse. Comical in that she would also say: A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.
It all comes down to a question of taste. Some men like 747’s and others enjoy jets.
With reference to Marylin Monroe, it would be imagined, she’d say there are two kinds of women.
Those who want power in the world and those who want power in bed.
Today’s Lady wants power in the world as we see with women like Hillary Clinton, who compete for the same jobs as their husbands. Hillary took an active part as
First LADY with her famous quote: WE ARE THE PRESIDENT.
It's amazing how the world revolves around horses in A Lady’s world. When Jackie would complain to Jack about newspaper articles about them, he would tell her to be more tolerant like a horse flicking flies away in summer.
Camilla got Charles away from the dramatic Diana, with horses. Horses do have an effect on people.Jackie continued to inspire us even as she flew from the
She continued to educated women.
First you marry for love she said. Then you marry for money and the third time you marry for companionship.
No matter how well you are known you hold in your heart the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth…. birth marriage and death.
In the end she wrote:
I have been through a lot, suffered a great deal but I have also had lots of happy moments as well.
Every moment one lives is different from the other
The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love and happiness are all interwoven into one single indescribable whole that is called life.
You cannot separate the good from the bad and perhaps there is no need to do so.
This beautiful Lady, quietly left us, surrounded by what she loved the most in life, her books and her memories in scrap books of flights she had, of the persons she was in life, and things she liked to do.
I’d like to end today, in tribute to Jackie, with Leonard Cohen’s