Woman’s strength

Watching our daughter and her husband bring up our first grandchild, now a year old, fills me with awe.  So this is where women’s strength and grasp of the essential comes from.  They are the qualities in any mother most needed, often clamantly, by her child.  That fierce protectiveness, that attention to detail, that fortitude and combativeness is woman’s endowment with which she faces the world.  Take it or leave it.  Those of us men who are easily bruised or humbled by these qualities when they are manifested in a loving male/female relationship would do well to remember why those characteristics are required and for which good purpose: as Goethe put it, “Das Ewig-Weibliche zieht uns hinan.”

About rimboval

Writer, thinker and proud grandfather
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