Anything can happen when womanhood ceases to be a protected occupation. Virginia Woolf.
Is this a cliche?
Let’s examine what the dictionary says a cliché is. “It’s a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays lack of original thought or a trite expression, often a figure of speech whose effectiveness has been worn out through overuse and excessive familiarity”.
Opposites attract, Scared out of my wits, All is fair in love and war, All’s well that ends well, Every cloud has a silver lining, Time heals all wounds.
A cliché could be a middle age man running off with his secretary, buying a sport car, throwing caution to the wind as he pursues his own goals.It could be a wife deciding to find herself leaving hurt and confusion in her wake.
How can it be a cliché if it’s your life? Nobody has ever felt pain like you feel when it’s you that is experiencing redundancy, your husband that has run off, it’s you who is losing your house.. We are not clichés we are living breathing human beings and we are allowed to feel what we feel.
Leo Tolstoy made perfect sense when he wrote “Outer consequences are not in our power to control. It is only possible to make an effort and inner consequences will always follow from effort.” taken from A Calendar of Wisdom.