A woman sits in a high-back chair carefully stitching a small patchwork quilt. Her hands cradle the fabric. It is not a usual or easy task for her but she perserveres. Each day adding a few patches more. As the quilt grows so does her belly. The baby inside is nearly ready to be born.
Judy's story is one we know well. The way to "make it" if you're female (and it suggests inevitably prey) is to be better - much better - than your male counterparts and then pay your dues to the system until you finally get some reward and recognition. It's exhausting and only the outliers will make it. Judy Hopps is an outlier. A female prey in a system which favour males. She makes it but the system remains unchanged.
Last night I went to the cinema to see Pearl Jam "Let's Play Two: Live at Wrigley Field". I went in expecting to see a live Pearl Jam concert. I came out with so much more.
An alternative to resolutions, choosing a Word for the Year, or word of the year, is a powerful focusing practice...