I have decided to implement a new “series” on my blog: The Archive Is Alive. Occasionally, I will revisit old posts from my archives in order to breathe some new life into them. Like old photos, I sometimes scroll through things I have written, and they bring back memories I had forgotten. Some were posted back when only my mom and a handful of friends were reading this blog. Some are personal favorites. Some I need to reread to remind myself of a lesson I have learned. And truth be told, sometimes I’m just short on time or new blog ideas, so why not bring in the reserves?
My first The Archive Is Alive post is one I wrote in 2012 as a love letter to all my girlfriends. A few weeks ago, I noticed it had gotten some new views, and the referral came from a website called Quote/Counterquote, which explores the origins and interpretations of famous sayings. It turns out, my post about my girlfriends was offered as “A Happily Married Feminist’s Variation” of the quote: “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” Aside from giggling just a bit about being labeled a feminist in light of my “Someone Needs To Stick Up for White Picket Fences” post, I felt honored to have my voice added to the conversation about this iconic quote.
You can click the link below to read my original post that was referenced on Quote/Counterquote: