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What If There Was A Girl? A Moment With Bill Reflection

Updated on May 28, 2013

THE BIRTH

A man is great by deeds, not by birth.

Chanakya

What if there was a baby girl born in this world?

She is a beautiful baby with wide, sparkling eyes and an easy smile. Naturally curious, she embraces life and the pure joy of living reflects in her eyes.

She is kind by nature. She knows not of murders and cheating, hate and greed. She senses goodness in others and gives the same in return.

She needs others for food and nurturing at this early age, and she develops an understanding of fellowship and love as she is taken care of and showered with kindness.

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CHILDHOOD

What if there was a little girl in this world?

She is curious and filled with wonder as she crawls through life. She laughs often, and her default expression is one of amazement at the gifts created just for her.

Her senses are alive and always receptive to the world around her. She sees all colors, smells heavenly scents, feels all textures, speaks happiness and hears love.

She is aware of a subtle shift in the wind, is in tune with the emotions of her loved ones and instinctively trusts others, for she knows not about deceit, lies or cruelty.

TEEN YEARS

What if there was a teenage girl in this world?

She has learned her lessons well from loving family. She volunteers and helps the needy. Her smile comes easily and she always reaches out a hand of help for those who are less fortunate.

She sees the world as her own personal oyster and she is ready to shuck it. She realizes that she only has one chance at this precious gift of life, and she makes her plans and dreams of having a meaningful impact on humanity.

She shimmers, she glows and she seems to glide rather than walk across the land.

Where others see obstacles she sees opportunities to learn, and where others see hopelessness she sees unlimited possibilities.

ADULTHOOD

What if there was an adult woman in this world?

Wisdom is her constant companion, and lessons learned over the landscape of her life have served her well. She does not judge others but rather sees them as her sisters and brothers.

She values hard work and understands the joys inherent in doing an honest day’s labor for an honest day’s pay. She prides herself on being a giver rather than a taker, yet knows all too well that humility is a key to happiness.

Her adult years are spent in service to others, and she finds great joy in the quiet passage of time. Solitude is a gift for reflection and reflection is, for her, the path to enlightenment.

She is never vexed or worried. She has found that quiet place inside of herself where peace and tranquility will always await her.

OLD AGE

What if there was an aged woman in this world?

The twilight has arrived, but rather than mourn the passage of time, this woman embraces the journey, and now seeks to pass on lessons learned to those willing to listen.

She smiles as she thinks back. She has lived life well and she has no regrets. Time was never wasted. Complacency was never her companion, and apathy was avoided like the plague.

She was given talents and she did not waste them. She was given compassion and she shared it willingly. She was given empathy and she lived accordingly.

And most important of all, she was given love and she returned it to the world many times over.

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THE PASSING

What if there was a woman who died in this world?

They came from far and wide to visit her gravesite. The rich, the poor, men, women and children, travel to this place to be near this beautiful soul.

They look upon her tombstone, tears in their eyes, knowing that they are in the presence of a rarity, a human being who gave unselfishly, who lived to the fullest and who was the personification of all that is good with mankind.

They see her name etched upon the marble…..Hope….some cry unashamedly for hope is now lost. Others smile knowing that hope will remain forever wherever love is firmly planted in the hearts of man.

2013 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Bill,

      This was a magical read...it carried me along and truly gave me hope.

      Thank you for this morning inspiration. Love, Maria

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      A beautiful tribute to womanhood. There is such a girl in the memory as well as in the everyday lives of some people. Just hope we take the time to recognize them and share their lives. Thanks for the good feelings.

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Just beautiful and how it should be. I love how you said her family taught her well so she was kind and helpful and generous. I wish more parents would realize how important those early years are in shaping your child's entire life. Thought provoking and a reminder we should all live with love and enthusiasm, altruistically. Love this

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Maria, I will gladly take "magical"...thank you my dear.

      love,

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dora, it was my pleasure, and thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Elizabeth, thank you so much. I felt good about this...it's a side of my writing I don't work on enough, so your kind words are appreciated.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Bill, This is beautiful!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      This was absolutely beautiful and a wonderful dream indeed that I truly hope can come true. Thanks for just being you Bill and hope you have a wonderful day now. Have voted up and shared, too!!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Bill!!!

      This is my favorite of all!!! It is so beautifully written and gives one pause.

      I pray that when I reach that "old" age, I do not regret looking back and be such a woman, not desirous to go back, but content right where she is at that stage in her life.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      (will return to share, buttons not appearing now)

      Hugs and blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you for the Hope

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Very nice. I like this switch in rythym. The entire time I was reading I thought you were referring to Bev until I got to the end. Great piece, Bill!

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      Poon Poi Ming 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Billybuc, is this poetry or prose? Or poetry in prose? I'm still scratching my head.

      I think you can convert https://www.facebook.com/groups/29477766730747 into hypertext, so that it doesn't look so unsightly. You can use "Join H.O.W. on Facebook" as hypertext. Usually, I will forgo title under the circumstances and use Heading 2 or Heading 3 as the format for the hypertext.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Susan, thank you! I felt good about this one too. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Janine. I'm glad you enjoyed this and I hope you have a great day.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Faith, I am honored that you think this is my best. Thank you so much, and I "hope" that this becomes reality rather than an oddity.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My pleasure, Eric. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Sha! I enjoyed writing this one. The inspiration came from one line in a movie I saw.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Walter and I'm not sure what we would call it. :) As for the hypertext yes, I will do that later. I was in a hurry this morning....I'm always in a hurry during a work day. :)

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      This is fantastic and beautiful. I love it!

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Beautiful!

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      Tom Koecke 4 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      "If God has gender, She is female." That's one of the lines in Things I Truly Believe.

      I'd call it poetic prose. I find it beautiful, not unsightly.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Pure poetry!...Beautiful and so tenderly done... the gift of a life well lived; what if our world was filled with ... Hope?

      Well done, my poetic friend :).

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hi, Bill!

      If I may borrow an adage from another era that is so very applicable to this beautiful tribute you've painted with your palette of words--

      HOPE springs eternal.

      What a joyful slice of writing to keep me warm and dry as I walk this overcast morning. I was looking for inspiration, and you handed it to me in the form of this beautiful entree, Bill! Thank you so much! Aloha from your brother on the other side of the mountains!

      Joe

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      I am late for work but the title of this one would not let me leave without reading it. This one is different Bill but it is your most beautiful. I love many of your works but this one is at the very top of the list. It is creative and thought-provoking. I don't know what inspired it but you should go there often. Now, I am off to work with a new attitude and HOPE. Awesome write my Kindred spirit!

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Oh, Bill, this is awesome........a real change for you.

      To personify 'Hope' makes this a true gen of a write.

      Great work!

      And, many thanks.

      DJ.

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      Wow, Billy this was a magnificent,inspiring, and beautifully written piece of writing! Thank you so much for posting and starting my day with some much needed, Hope!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      What if....wow. I often think about babies and their innocence and wonder how they can sometimes turn into criminals...Born or by place in life. You did a great job on this as always..Inspiring for sure.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sherri, I am grateful. I wanted this one to be special.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Sheri. I'm so glad you liked this one.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Tom and I was shooting for poetic prose so I'm happy my friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jo, there are words you often don't say about me...poetic. LOL....thank you, Jo. This one was special for me and I'm so happy it was well-received.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Joe, I thank you as always. Some pieces are just more special than others...this was one for me. :)

      Have a great walk on this rainy morning.

      Aloha,

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Kindred! When I finished this one I knew it was special, but it helps to have others say so too. I appreciate you being late to work for me...thank you my dear.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      DJ, a different side of me this morning and I am grateful that you liked it....thank you my friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lisa, I'll take your review any old day. LOL Thank you for such kind words. Have a great day my friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Carol, what if indeed.....the playing field isn't level for all of us...that's a fact.

      Thank you for always being here, Carol.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      The unusual quality of this beautiful piece tugs at the heart strings. It points out how much we need hope and love in our lives no matter what. "She has found that quiet place inside of herself where peace and tranquility will always await her." Something we all need to do.

      I can't say anything more than simply beautiful Bill.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and beautiful. For some reason my "share" option is missing.

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      Poon Poi Ming 4 years ago from Malaysia

      QUOTE: "I can't say anything more than simply beautiful Bill."

      Tillsontitan, and what could you have been expecting from the master wordsmith? He juggles with words, like Pele dribbling the ball. We must kick him out of HubPages, otherwise we cannot survive, LOL.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Oh my, I'm speechless. Bill, this should be under Books and Literature. It's breathtaking as it glides from one stage of life to the next. You know why this is so good? You have the perfect muse. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Russ Moran 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Lovely hub Bill. In a few words you have captured a journey of life. Russ

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful, beautiful!! A little different, yet true Bill still shines through! And you say you can't write poetry! THIS is poetry, my friend! :)

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Love it, Bill! Absolutely beautiful! I have known one woman in my 45 years whom this poem describes, and she has been my idol for many years. I am printing this out to read every day... to help me remember that this is the woman I strive to be. BUT... also a reminder to not be discouraged when this world is cold and makes me shiver. Thank you so much for sharing. XXX

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, what kind words. Thank you! Every once in awhile I write something that just feels right...this was one of them.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Walter, I'll take a comparison to Pele any old time my friend. Thank you so much.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jan, my goodness, I think I'm blushing. Thank you so very much. You just made my day. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Russ, thank you so much. I was trying to capture a lot with brevity...it's nice to hear another writer say that I succeeded.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Randi, the praise for this was unexpected but deeply appreciated. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Abby, thank you my new friend. I am humbled by the reception to this little piece. I loved writing this...in truth, it wrote itself.

      I appreciate you, Abby!

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      Liz Davis 4 years ago from Hudson, FL

      Look what you've done, Billy. Now you've gone and made me cry. *sigh*

      You've written out a perfect description of all my hopes and dreams.

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Beautiful thoughts Bill. Hope did not die, she lives in the hearts and spirit of Humanity, and we can find her waiting patiently for us there!

      mark

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sorry, Lizzy. I knew when I wrote it that there was the possibility of tears...heck, I had them when I was writing this, and then Bev cried all over my laptop....which was a mess I might add. :)

      Thanks little one.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mark, I believe that, and we need more people to believe it as well.

      Thank you my friend....for everything.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      This is so beautifully written and in a rather amazing way. Hope rather than dispair is what I feel from your writing. To be such a woman would be an honor and this hub really does tug on the strings of my heart, Beautiful and awesome.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Pamela, that's what I was hoping others would see in this prose/poem...thank you for validating it.

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      Bernadyn 4 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      Hope and love go hand in hand and what a wonderful character to aspire to be from this amazing woman you have created! Beautiful message from this piece, well done =)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks you BNadyn...I'm really happy so many people enjoyed this one.

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      There was such a woman, Bill - Mother Theresa.

      Beautifully written!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Suzette, may we hope that another one comes soon.

      Thank you!

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      Bill, this obviously came straight from the heart, so in my book I would have to say it is poetry....a great piece my friend:-))

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      SilverGenes 4 years ago

      Bill, this is very beautiful. Wouldn't it be wonderful if every baby girl grew into such a woman :)

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      Kelly Pittman 4 years ago from Walker, LA

      Wonderful

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Valley...the poet in me snuck out for a bit. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Alex, it would indeed be wonderful. Thank you for stopping by my friend, and thank you for everything that you are doing for H.O.W.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Kelly...that one word makes me very happy.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Billy,

      How thoughtful of you to write a tribute to me ;-) Joking, joking, joking!

      All jokes aside, I saw nothing funny here; simply beautiful. I have to say Bill, the same inspiring message you always carry is here but it came from a different place in your heart and touched me in a different place in mine. In my opinion, you are an excellent writer and I'm sure the majority agrees, but this piece is simply sweet and I found myself holding back tears, the kind of tears with thoughts of "Imangine if". There are few in the world who are this girl, but we should all strive to be her! Thank you Billy, this piece is magical.

      Big hugs,

      Cat

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awww, thanks, Cat, and thank you for being the inspiration for this piece. :)

      Seriously....I'm trying to spread my wings and branch out into other types of writing so yes, this one was different and intentionally so. I don't want to be a one-dimensional writer, so this is me trying to grow. :)

      Hugs back atcha,

      bill

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Excellent idea. I like the poem it gives full meaning to life of a girl child.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Billy,

      I commend you for spreading your wings; look at the results! You have the talent to write about anything you want, however you want. Don't fear the unknown. You my dear friend, are definitely not one-dimensional! :D

      Cat

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Deepak!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Cat, you are a doll...thank you!

      bill

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Bill, This is a wonderful excursion through a lifetime devoted to hope and humanity. This read is short but so is life and hopefully we all will live a life of giving and love to others. This is one of your best!!! Bravo

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much, Ruby! I really like the way it turned out and it's nice to know others do as well.

      Take care my friend!

      bill

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Very beautiful and very inspiring, Bill. But I am not surprised! Promise!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks drbj....just a little something I threw together at the last minute. :)

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Bill......OMG....this is awesomely beautiful. I was reading and reading, with a bit of confusion as to what you were trying to say, and in the end, I literally went WOW......

      I absolutely loved this one. Thank you so so much for such a beautiful hub.

      Have a great day my friend. Sending you smiles.... :-)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dahlia my friend, thank you for hanging in there till the end. I appreciate your kind words. It was something different I wanted to try and I'm so happy that you enjoyed it.

      Sending you smiles across the Atlantic.

      bill

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Absolutely beautiful billy, yes hope is something we all wish for, wonderful! voted and shared nell

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      A very amazing hub!

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      Deonne Anderson 4 years ago from Florence, SC

      billybuc,

      When I thought I'd seen it all, you handed me yet another surprise. This hub is a true study in the life stages of a great woman from birth to death. Beautifully stated! It's as though you speak from the soul of a woman. Great hub, my friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Nell! I love that everyone loved my "something different" piece of writing.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much, vkwok!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lady, thank you very much. Maybe I actually do have a "feminine side" to me. :)

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      farmloft 4 years ago from Michigan

      "great joy in the quiet passage of time" - if only we all could experience this! Life is often too loud and rushing and crowded with deadlines and appointments and timekeepers ticking out the hours...

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That is so beautiful it is bringing tears to my eyes. What a breathtaking transition through the life of the kind of woman anyone would be honored to be like. I was curious about this article earlier today, when I read your blog post. Sometimes I like to save my favorite authors for last, during an evening I can just take my time and savor every word.

      This is different than much of your writing, but as inspirational as ever. I'm glad you find inspiration in everything around you! Thank you, Bill.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      farmloft, ironically I had one of those loud, hectic days today, the day I posted this. LOL Go figure!

      Thank you for the visit.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kathryn, thank you so much. Rarely do I finish a hub and really feel good about it....this one I did. When I got done I found myself wishing that I knew Hope. :)

      Have a great remainder of the week my friend and thank you for being you.

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      I know I don't get onto HP that often anymore since I stopped writing here - and I miss it a lot - but I just had to come over to read this article after you posted the link in your blog. Absolutely speechless, it is THAT good. Well done my friend. Important message and so beautifully portrayed. I love it and am sharing far and wide today.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      In my dreams this was Arlene. In my dreams... thank you.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Your article developed well from childhood to 'passing,' and then the beautiful message at the end. Of course the writing was superb, but you know the quintessence is always important to me and you did this in a wonderful way. One of my favourites.

      I find Facebook time-consuming as I do so much! Still, what you are doing is highly laudable and deserves my input. I'm sending you loving thoughts for its success.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A story that develops beautifully, showering the message of love and hope at the finale. Truly one of your best writings , so different, yet, purposeful and powerful as ever.

      Well done, my friend!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Beautiful words of inspiration....purity of love, with the promises of Hope......eloquently written. Wonderful! Expressly for me to enjoy as my first gift of a new day. What more could a girl want? What more fabulous way to start her day?.........UP+++

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Encouraging to all woman great way of giving hope to all those who lack such faith

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      A side of you that I haven't seen before, Bill, and very hopeful, making it seem achievable for anyone. Of course a lot of the result depends on the early childhood of people, as you emphasise here. That is perhaps where our greatest responsibility lies.

      As usual, your writing is touching, insightful, and makes perfect sense. Now if only the world will follow along . . .

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mel, it's nice to see you here and thank you! This one felt pretty good when I had finished it. :) I appreciate you taking the time to visit.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Martin! For me it is Bev.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Manatita, I greatly appreciate you taking the time to visit and cheer me on. Thank you for your kind words.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rajan, thank you! I wanted this one to be different with a powerful message....I guess I succeeded. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Paula, I'll take those words of praise any day and twice on Sunday. :) Thank you my dear....have a wonderful day and don't fall into the stream. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      DDE, thank you.....and if I give others hope then I am one happy writer.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vicki, I can only throw this stuff out there.....hopefully some will read, internalize and change their lives....we must always have hope. :) Thank you my dear friend.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      I agree. There is hope whenever love is planted in the hearts of man. Thanks for sharing this!!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Michelle....we can only "hope. "

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Billy, you just keep topping yourself! I love your very special and awesomely-creative piece. I was happily and curiously swept along to the very end, as I'm sure you intended. This has to be your very best yet, my friend. Just like Hope itself, your writing is wondrous ;) Pearl

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Pearl, it does my heart good to have you write that. I try to keep getting better but do not always succeed....you made me smile with this comment. :)

      Have a great weekend my friend.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Love this!!!! HOPE is key. Hope has kept us going through so many times when things may have seemed hopeless. However I do not believe things are ever so bad as to give up hope.

      This was thoughtfully expressed and is one of my favorites...

      Angels are on the way to you...ps

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      PS, I probably shouldn't say this, but I love this too. :) I fell in love with it immediately...it is a message for every human being....never give up and always have hope.

      Thank you for loving this...that means a lot to me.

      blessings and a hug coming your way

      bill

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      I can only hope that my daughter will be an inspiration to others like your hub is. Just beautiful...Made me smile today.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Glimmer....a smile and hope. :)

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I can't explain how it happens, but it seems as if hub hopping is a magical experience for it leads me to the most beautiful places: this hub, for example.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      ocfireflies, I'm glad you found this one...it's one of my personal favorites. :) Thank you for the kind words.

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      Rampad Kumbhakar 3 years ago from Dhanbad,Jharkhand, India

      You are right. Though we, men, sometime unable to understand the feelings of women but it really happens with them what you said in your hub because we the man personally see in our families. Every man has mother,daughter,sister,wife and friends in the form woman. Thanks for respecting the woman.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      RP, it is my pleasure to respect women. Thank you for taking the time to read my little piece.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      This gave me goosebumps Bill! It's a good thing you don't write poetry..lol..

      this flowed like warm syrup over fluffy pancakes my friend!

      i am a girl!

      Thank you...

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Leslie. Coming from someone of your talent, I am honored. Just a little something I threw together. :)

      Have a great weekend my friend.

      love from Oly

      bill

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      Arizona's Restoration Experts, LLC 3 years ago

      This was, as everyone seems to agree, BEAUTIFUL and INSPIRING. Thank you, I will be sharing this with many. I live with the belief that there IS hope in ALL things.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      azrestoexp, thank you so much for visiting and your kind words. This was one of my works that I actually loved. :)

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      Lurana Brown 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      So very beautiful and inspiring, I will echo the above!!!!!!!!!!! A fairy tale that should be real....

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Lurana! I kind of liked this one myself. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      This brought years to my soul. A beautiful post on what truly makes a woman beautiful and wise.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Dianna! I'm very happy that you liked this one.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Being a pillar in the world is truly remarkable, and luckily, we have had many. Good work, Billy, on showing us what an every day person can do with the right mindset.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Deb, where there is hope there is always a chance in life. :) Thank you!

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      Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country

      I think there are many of these in this world. Perhaps the sad part is that the last couple of stanzas are not recognized at all.

      When people don't notice, it makes her none the less valuable, but the love and caring of a grandmother, an aunt, a mother and others stills goes forward. Hopefully, it lives in future generations.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rochelle, I agree with you and yes, hopefully it lives in future generations. Thanks for a great comment.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hope can never die. Because hope begets hope in others who in turn beget more hope. As long as hope lives in one person, it can never expire.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Bill,

      What a truly beautiful gift you gave us all here with this. So emotive and creative . . . What if . . . used to celebrate all that is wonderful about women and you captured it beautifully. I look forward to more of this style from you my friend, you have such a gift and talent for drawing out emotions in others as seen in your comments. Today would have been my mum's birthday and it affected me deeply reading this as she was such a beautiful person in every way, What if . . . . Cheers my friend.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautifully stated, Phoenix...thank you!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Suzie, that is music to a writer's ears....thank you. Sending you a hug on my mum's birthday.

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      picklesandrufus 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Billybuc, This may be my favorite hub so far! I haven't been on hubpages for a while, but so glad I came upon this hub.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you PIckles....this is one of my favorites as well.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      Wow. This is so epic. What a beautiful, interesting and awesome writing. I can tell by reading this and as tears fell, that you have really explored the depths of which this comes from. I am amazed and have found some new *hope*. Voted Up +++ Shared * tweeted.

      Thank you again for showing me H.O.W. :-)

      Blessings my friend....

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Jo! I was happy with this product; that is not always the case. :) It does my heart good to have it accepted. Blessings to you and I'll be by to see your latest soon.

      bill

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