Two Little Words
by Roz Warren
You can spend
a lifetime figuring out who you really are. As I
approach my 60th birthday, Im finally
closing in on the truth. At the very least, I
know who Im not. An avid magazine and
newspaper reader, Ive noticed that the
media loves to sum people up with just two words.
Like Internet billionaire. Or
Famous chef. (Occasionally, the
epithet-makers help themselves to three words:
Health-inforcing mayor, anyone?)
began collecting some sobriquets that will never
be used to describe me. For good or ill, Im
never going to be a
when it comes to a few of these, I do come close. For
instance, Blonde Chanteuse. I am (with salon
assistance) a blonde. And the toddlers who attend
Storytime at the library where I work love my
rendition of The Itsy Bitsy Spider.
Im not exactly a Superstar Swimmer,
Im still in the pool every day, executing
my plodding but consistent breast stroke.
Cyclist? No thanks. I dont need performance
enhancing drugs to enjoy a ride around the
neighborhood on my one-speeder.
The truth is
that Im happy with who I am: a Good
Mom, Retired Attorney, Published Writer and Part-time
theres still hope that, one of these days,
Lottery winner, or even
Pulitzer-winner might apply.
Or perhaps I
should just add Incurable optimist to
What about you?
If you could describe yourself to the world with
just two words, what would they be? Amazing mom?
Stellar wit? Fantastic lover?
youre having a bad day, you might want to
go with Exploited wage-slave,
Problem drinker or Unhappy home-maker.)
Go for it!
Share your two words in the Comments Section. Be
as honest (or as delusional) as you want.
Heres your chance to establish yourself as
a Piccolo virtuoso, Investment
whiz Unsung genius or
As for me,
Im going with Sexy librarian.
first appeared on www.womensvoicesforchange.org