Perfect situations must go wrong
But this has never yet prevented me
From wanting far too much, for far too long....
No one in your life is with you constantly
No one in completely on your side,
And though I move my world to be with him
Still the gap between us is too wide...
I was singing this song to myself this morning (I Know Him So Well, Chess Soundtrack) and then shook myself and switched to Oh Maria from the Sister Act soundtrack. Let me make one thing clear--- I'm an agnostic. I don't believe in any kind of God whatsoever.
I wish I believed in God, I wish I believed in a blessed holy mother of all.
Salve, salve-salve, salve Regina!
Life is so much easier when you have a faith, something you believe is looking out for you. Think of the Virgin Mary for a moment. There she was, unmarried, pregnant and to top it all off, her child was the son was the Destined One. That's got to be tough.
But think about her as the ultimate 'girl power' image, someone independant enough to say, "Yeah, y'know, I'd rather carry this baby of god than have a normal life like the rest of my peer group even though it means I'm going to have to watch him die."
That Mary was a powerful woman. Like Durga, like Kali. Women who knew their minds and didn't need a man to let them know what their destinies should be.
It's tough to be a goddess. It's even tougher to live up to that image all the time, look at all the people depending on you, worshipping you to make everything okay.
Why do we like the goddesses? I think it's because they are like the ultimate mother images. God, sure, there's this universal force, etc etc. But that's so ... impersonal.
God bless Mother Nature, she's a single woman too
She took on a heaven and she did what she had to do
The image that every woman has these days, and for centuries is to live up to these counterparts of ours. I mean we're supposed to be goddesses as well, the shakti, the driving force behind our households. The gatherers and nurturers to the caveman hunters. And these days, the hunters as well.
How to do it all? How does any woman manage to do it all? Take my mom for instance. She has a successful career and still manages to look after the house and when I was growing up I never felt neglected for a minute. I'm sure your moms do the same.
This wasn't supposed to be a whole schpiel on goddesses, it just turned out that way.
May all you women be powerful earth mothers!