Saturday, December 24, 2005

Women as Inspiration

"A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes."

- Clare Boothe Luce

Through the life of a man, from childhood to adulthood, several women pass through it. First there is your mother, then sisters, peers, some loves and your wife. This is about your wife.

Your wife has one purpose for you in your life. She inspires. Her innocence, her gentle femininity is her gift to you. Yes women have the strength and gall to be CEOs and men have the sensitivity to change diapers and cook a meal; but her femininity will always outshine the most feminine of men.

Her willingness to hand herself over to you and your vision takes a strength that the average man just doesn't know about. Have you ever watched a couple, deeply in love, demonstrate a seamlessly, silent rapport? They can gesture with slight movements of the eyes or a simple turn of the hand to communicate how they feel. And smiles always seal the moment. It's quite beautiful. Those moments show they've found something deeper to share with each other. In these moments, she trusts you enough to flow with you.


Her beauty is an inspiration for change. In her eyes we find a simple abode that reminds me of distant memories. In those moments I remember what I fight for and the world I want to craft.

And then there are those moments where you betray her trust or she doesn't inspire you. The two are not husband and wife anymore, but enemies.


Share your vision. Share your depth. Share your scars. But make her earn those and teach her to heal. Teach her to inspire. If she no longer inspires, either deepen her or distant her. I hope, in deepest places of my heart, that we all have a woman that inspires our spirit to change the world. Peace be with you.


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