Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Lynn Caine
(1927-1987) born on
US "writer, lecturer". "American writer, lecturer."

Our society is set up so that most women lose their identities when their husbands die.

"Since every death diminishes a little, we grieve -- not so much for the death as for ourselves."
""Widow" is a harsh and hurtful word. It comes from the Sanskrit and it means "empty." I have been empty too long."
"After my husband died, I felt like one of those spiraled shells washed upon the beach . . . Poke a straw through the twisting tunnel, around and around, and there is nothing there. No flesh. No life. Whatever lived there is dried up and gone."
"It's wrenching enough to lose the man who is your lover, your companion, your best friend, the father of your children, without losing yourself as well."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Widow," 1974."
R: ""Widow," 1974."
A: ""Widow," 1974."
N: ""Widow," 1974."
K: ""Widow," 1974."

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