A brief but brilliant post at a fairly new-to-me blog . . .
There once was a Jewish girl named Pauline. As a child, Pauline was found to have a talent for the arts, especially music; she was quite good at the piano. And she received an excellent education.
But Pauline would not exploit or develop these gifts. She threw away all her potential; instead of pursuing higher education and a career before settling down and getting married (and thus ‘having it all’), she opted for marriage at age 18, becoming a homemaker. Pauline was then burdened with a child at 21, and another at 23. This forced her to follow her husband wherever his career took him, though sadly, fortune proved elusive for the family; his various early business ventures weren’t very successful, and shortly after his fortunes began to improve, he passed away from illness.
Pauline ended up having to move in with her sister and her sister’s husband…
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