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Thursday, November 29, 2007

A Woman

One favorite hobby of mine is collecting sayings and quotations. And I have been doing this for the past 20 years. As I was going through an old notebook, I found this one. This is from the Hebrew Talmud. It's a book where all of the sayings and preaching of Rabbis are conserved over time.

"Be very careful if you make a woman cry,
because God counts her tears.
The woman came out of a man's rib.
Not from his feet to bewalked on.
Not from his head to be superior,
but from the side to be equal.
Under the arm to be protected,
and next to the heart to be loved."

Reading this line, makes me think and smile...

I smile because it reminds me of us. "Us" is a world only I and him understands. It is bounded by infinite space and time. And within the confines of our own bubbles, not only he made me feel we are equal...but more importantly complimentary (just as complimentary colors essentially make one another stand out), needed and wanted yet, protected and loved.

With him, I am a woman, a girl and a friend, rolled into one.

Happy HNT everyone!


Anonymous said...

And I want to kiss those toes! :P

Jan said...

Sweet... I can relate to those words. Too bad more people can't. don't know about the hint... LOL