It’s the fire in my eyes: I am woman
“It’s the fire in my eyes, the flash of my teeth, the swing of my waist, and the joy in my feet. I’m a woman phenomenally” Maya Angelou “Phenomenal Woman”.
Growing up a woman can be the most thrilling journey in life and we have seen the world transit in its perception of the value of the woman in society. It’s the story of growth and transformation in value and contribution. From being sidelined to the sole task of merely reproducing, to being a force that cannot be ignored. The woman is slowing taking her place in the world.
Being a woman is powerful and beautiful; she is not only responsible for the continuation of life as it were but also must birth the future. Women are strong, they are bold and they fight. Fight for meaning and we fight for society. She is fragile yet bold, strong yet in a weak vessel, gives of herself, is charming and of great magnificence, the soul of the earth and adds color to the world wherever she’s found.
Peter Marshall says “The world has enough women who know how to be cunningly smart; it needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure who would rather be morally right than socially correct.”
The earth has received women who not only fought for the right of her kind and for her place in society but she has received women who know that their place is not in competition with the opposite gender. Her strength is in finding her path and walking her journey until she blossoms into the fullness of what the creator had in mind: Mother of all living things, light of the world and city builder.
You are woman, I am woman and together we can build what’s been torn, shape what’s been broken and set things in order until the earth is full of strong and graceful humans who know the true essence and value of life.
For “Our mission in life is not only to survive but to thrive; and to do so with compassion, some humor, and some style” Maya Angelou.
Let the greatness out, you are woman!