Friday Five: Talking About Women

Karla, over at the RevGalBlogPals blog, posted this Friday Five, as she prepares for the Women’s Retreat at her church this weekend:

1. Name a woman author you very much love to read. I have several, each for a different reason: Barbara Kingsolver, Terry Tempest Williams, Mary Oliver , Jennifer Weiner, Elizabeth George, Julia, Spencer-Fleming, Anita Diamont, Susan Albert Wittig. I have read almost everything these women have written, and I anxiously await there next book.Each is very different. Some are murder mysteries. Some are fictionalized history. Some are reflections on life, spirituality, the environment and humanity. One is a poet.

2. Name a woman from the Bible with whom you would like to enjoy a nice long coffee talk. Mary Magdalene. The woman at the well. Leah. Deborah.

3. Name a famous woman from history with whom you would like to have lunch. Susan B. Anthony (we were born on the same day, albeit many years apart). But also, Hillary Clinton. Or, Michele Obama. Or Queen Elizabeth I.

4. Name a living famous or infamous woman with whom you would like to go out to dinner. Oh, well, see above. Hillary. Or, Terry Tempest Williams.

5. If you could be SuperWoman (o.k., I know you already ARE) what three special powers would you like to have? Strength. Or, maybe Balance. I would like to be stronger physically, spiritually, and emotionally. And, by this I don’t mean stoic or rock like – but with better balance. This is something I am always working on, so it’s not an ignored area, but an area in which I am always growing.


About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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8 Responses to Friday Five: Talking About Women

  1. revhipchick says:

    ah, you did what i wanted to do…come up with a list! the choices so difficult!i love your superpower of balance–your creativity is beautiful and so needed in our world. when asked the question, who do I love to read? i thought of YOU–seriously! i love reading your posts!

  2. revkjarla says:

    I don't know Elizabeth George, or the woman with three names (not Julia S-F). What a great play….I love all your women you listed. Mary Mag is popular with the RevGals this morning.

  3. Joan Calvin says:

    Enjoyed reading this!

  4. Teri says:

    love the balance superpower–it seems to me that you're well on your way!How fun to share a birthday with Susan B Anthony!

  5. Jan says:

    Terri, these are wonderful choices. Wouldn't you want to meet with Jacqueline Winspear, too? Wishing you strength, of course.

  6. i'm with you on a coffee talk with Deborah!

  7. Purple says:

    So much variety and great choices. Many of us have many of the same authors.

  8. Sue says:

    Nice author choices! And I love that you name Balance as a Super Power. It really is….

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