HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!! Did you know that on October 4, 1789, a crowd of women demanding bread for their families gathered other discontented Parisians, including some men, and marched toward Versailles, arriving soaking wet from the rain? They demanded to see “the Baker,” “the Baker’s wife,” and “the Baker’s boy”. The King agreed to meet with some of the women and promised to distribute all the bread in Versailles to the crowd. The arrival of the National Guard on the scene determined to take the King back to Paris complicated things for the King.
Some of the crowd got into the Queen’s quarters and Marie Antoinette barely escaped by way of a secret passage (still partly intact at the Palace at Versailles) to the King’s room. He agreed to address the people from his balcony. “My friends,” he said, “I will go to Paris with my wife and my children.” It was a fatal mistake. It was the last time the King saw Versailles…. ( Source: http://www.historywiz.com/womensmarch.htm )
I remain in awe of women! Not because I am a woman, but because I have been in the company of so many of you who are gentle, romanticists, thinkers, nurturers, lovers, care takers, yet when it comes to our dreams, families, commitment and relationships, we are steadfast action takers and courageous movement makers who are ready to fight for what’s worth fighting for.
So if you’re a woman who is reading this (and of course the men who love, honor and support us), here’s a great big VIRTUAL HUG for you and this beautiful reminder:
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young
Cheering You On!
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