The Heroines

Karen Dullea

is honored with a Brick from Terry Waddill-Voth.

I am at a loss to describe the woman I care for so deeply. Life is hard. As Karen walks beside me, life is somewhat easier, and I am a better person because of her never-ending support, care, and concern. I asked Karen to describe herself. Not knowing how I intended to use the information, she willingly shared what is written below. Certainly my thoughts, kind-hearted as they may be, would not be as revealing as Karen's own personal insights. Thank you , Karen Dullea. Thank you for everything.
By Terry Waddill-Voth

"I'm a 52-year-old woman. I like being a woman. I'm pleased I got to be a mom.

I am an intense person and have been all my life. I tend to be more serious than playful.

I'm curious about differences in people, in ideas, and in experiences.

Amidst my intensity, I like seeing how calm I can remain in order to find a broader perspective.

I learned early in life that life is hard; I like to try to get through the hard.

I like finding inner peace.

I don't like being defined by others.

I like to read, do crossword puzzles, listen to music, and garden.

I love my home.

I don't like a lot of attention.

I like to try to do my best.

I get anxious, sometimes sad, and sometimes self-doubting.

I believe all of life's lessons are close at hand.

I try to look for the good. I try to forgive.

I'm never perfect. And I hope I never quit learning and growing."

July 28, 1998