Women are the heart and spine of a pulsating earth at the center of the universe. We are the mothers, the grandmothers, the great-grandmothers, the creative minds in a universe which often fails to see the contributions we make.
We are the homemakers, the nurturers, the artisans of the magical weave which blankets all of life. We are the cooks, the maids, the CEO’s the entrepreneurs, the poets, the dancers, the singers, the song. We nurse the babies and teach them to stand, to walk and to flourish. We are the listening ear, the wisdom bearers, the backbone to the family.
We are the shoulders of countless men who long for comfort, support or just a dose of tenderness. We are the goddesses who in the blink of an eye can captivate with a smile or a touch. We’re the warriors who attempt to bring reason in a society often run by angry men. We are the inspiration, the strength, the fortitude when others are waning.
We are the whispers in the wind who pray for those we love and many we don’t. We are nurses and caretakers who kiss the wounds and heal the hurts, who parent the parents when their time in the sun is setting. We are the inventors, the bridge to what is yet to come. We are the roots which flourish even in a drought. We light the world with love and feed those who hunger and thirst for nourishment.
We are women, beautiful, bold, bodacious, bombastic, bawdy, brilliant and bountiful in our resilience. We are the vine which bears the fruit and seeds all of earth, the light which ignites the universe.
Happy International Women’s Day, March 8, 2023 to all of you wondrous women. Ariaa Jaeger ©2023 ariaa jaeger, ariaa.com