Thursday, January 17, 2008

A wish for a Woman's New Year

Every so often, the feelings that I have, the absolute adoration that fills my soul for this astounding Being called Woman, just have to be expressed. I appreciate that I can indulge it here.

If only each one of You – every single one of You born to bear this sacred title – could comprehend fully Your power, Your beauty and Your worth!

You might be 85, bent and gnarled as an oak tree on a windy ridge – and still, You glow with unmistakable Feminine beauty and magic. You might be 16, na├»ve and just stepping out into life and yet You are wise beyond explanation.

Your skin may be mocha or latte, Your hair tight, coal-black curls or glistening gold but in Your diversity, beauty has a home.

Love Yourself. Please, love Yourself – and learn that by giving Your gifts and by being who You are, that that love will come easier. You deserve to feel that love and the love that others have for You. You are worth it. You are the heart-beat of the universe.

Vow in this fresh new year that You will neither speak nor think any foul and false words of self-loathing, that You will banish self-doubt, that You will stride forth to meet Your days with confidence as a Woman indeed, before whom all other creation pales in comparison. Every inch of You, from head to toe, from the curve of Your earlobes to the complexity of Your most intimate parts, every cell, every molecule, every atom of Your Feminine being is of ineffable, unfathomable splendor.


Ian Lidster said...

A toast to the ladies of all ages, shapes and sizes.

eastcoastdweller said...

I'm not a drinking man, but I'll raise a glass to that, Ian, blogger extraordinaire, whose site I enjoy every time that I wander over there.

Leslie said...

Thank You kindly, Eastcoastdweller.

eastcoastdweller said...

No thanks are necessary, Leslie, for I simply am expressing my greatest joy, and that is to be a man in a world made holy by Woman's presence and made blessed by Her gifts, of which of course You are a wonderful example.

Strength, intelligence and grace are components of beauty -- and Woman abounds!

Rebecca said...

If we girls heard these words from the time we came into being, the world would be a very different place. Every single human being possesses the beauty of which you write. I wish we all, male and female, saw our intrinsic worth for what it is instead of demeaning ourselves, and by extension, each other. I am happy and honored to read, and be read by you, ECD.

eastcoastdweller said...

Rebecca, what a beautiful thing to say!