Acknowledging Virginia (Woolf)
Really? My pen authored that dreadful Hilerby and I wrote about teas and luncheons while all the while brewing in me was a partial truth.
Like clouds obscuring a coming storm, I could only see the vapors and not the fury for I wrote;
“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”
Little did I know that what I had, as an English woman, came from other places and that rooted in London, in the great CITY where even the Queen Mother must bow, was the source of all monies and all rooms. And the source of all failures and wars.
I failed. I failed to write truthfully for it is not a woman who must have money and a room of her own to write fiction, it is humanity that must have unfettered space and freedom if we are to live stories that come from our hearts and not from the fiction of the money changers.
~ Stephen J. Bergstrom