Yesterday I was invited to a tea -party to celebrate my friend's birthday. We were 5 women there, aged 37 to 67. All of us coming from different walks of life. All of us women, embracing womanhood, feeling the responsibility of being a woman in today's world. Again I was reminded of the immense power of women's gathering. We were communicating from the depth of our being. Allowing ourselves to be seen. Unveiling layers of "protection" that make us feel separated. We laughed. We cried. We shared life stories- our history -HERSTORY. We were present to each other AND to ourselves.