Saturday night, I purchased/obtained/was gifted my first art piece from/by Lucien. It just so happens to be his favorite Art Piece as well, that is a single standing piece (he works mainly in collage in binded books). So, upon our encounter, I opened a door to my heart and he listened in awe, shock and compassion. Which leads to this poem I shall share with you:
Women have strengths that amaze men,
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up for injustice.
They don’t take ‘no’ for an answer,
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding.
Their heart breaks when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug or a kiss can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They’ll drive, fly, walk, run, or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.
HOWEVER IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN;
IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.
This was given to me when I was in college at the Art Institute of Seattle. I stumbled upon it Saturday, after searching high and low for my Lucien Pellegrin Files (letters, art, inspiration to/from him). So, ironically I would stumble upon this poem; which the author is unknown. Yet, I feel it is fitting for the magic that has been created through my life and the moments I have forgotten my own self-worth. So, for all the woman whom read my blog. Hats off to YOU!
I share this with you, readers, because on Saturday night, Lucien Pellegrin reminded me of the light that I share with this world. I am now sharing that light with you. Share this with the women whom have shed light unto you. Happy Monday!