Thursday, April 5, 2007

Wednesday Night

It is 10:15 PM on a Wednesday NIght. April 4th to be exact. I am watching Medium. It is about the medium who "sees" a bad day for her husband and tries to get him to stay home from work.
Reminds me of Pilate's wife who warned him about his bad day. Ceasar's wife who warned him of the Ides of March. How many women/wives have tried to warn men of impending doom to be ignored? How much history has taken place because the man would not listen? How would our history be different if the men had listened?
It reminds me of a time when my husband and I were first married. It wasn't earth shaking or history changing - at least not world-wide history changing. It would have changed our history. We were struggling financially. I dreamt that a certain stock which was selling for pennies per share was the stock we should buy. I told my husband, urged him to buy the stock, begged him to buy the stock. This was back in the day when it was considered proper for the husband to manage the money. He refused to buy the stock and I had no money of my own. This was before internet stock purchases. The stock skyrocketed. It was Microsoft.
Would our purchase of the stock have changed history? Probably not. Would it have changed our history, definitely! It might have changed history - I can see the headlines now - Leatherman Family is the Primary Stockholder of Microsoft Stock. Would we be up there with Bill Gates?
We'll never know.
Now I write fantastical stories about headstrong women who take their men from disaster and save the day. Will my stories change the course of history? Of course not. Are they fun to read? You Betcha.


nina nash said...

Oh Charlene...Microsoft? Arrghh!!
Some things are just not meant to be, are they? Just wasn't your history, I guess. That's all right, we love it that you're an author instead of Microsoft Queen! :)


Bronwyn Green said...

I love Medium - and last night's episode was fantastic!

You know, speaking of men who don't listen, you'd think Joe would get a clue by now.

Tempest Knight said...

OMG! You'd have been... gazillionaires! Why don't men listen to women more often? They're so pigheaded. Sometimes I feel like a good bat to their heads to get them to think and listen.

Lacey Thorn said...

Hey sweetie did you ever hit the nail on the head with that one! History is full of some powerful women but most of them faced scorn and ridicule as well. I took my daughter to the library and she wanted history books about famous women. She was adamant. We walked away with seven but sadly there were hundreds of books on men. Who knows maybe hers will be the generation that changes the way the world views women.