Truth is I’m a romantic to my core. I believe in fairy tales, happily ever after, soul mates, and the love of Romeo and Juliet. I believe in the magic found in moonlight, the lure of slow music, the peace seen in sunsets, candlelight dinners, chivalry, and submitting to my mate.
Truth is the world doesn’t know because being strong is what I’m required to show, I can’t be hearts and flowers and roses galore navigating a path in today’s society, I must, I have to be tough as nails and twice as strong.
Truth is I don’t want or desire to be superwoman, I patiently wait a visit from Superman – most especially when there’s a spider crawling or a tire that needs changing or say the car makes a ticking sound I wasn’t prepared for. Oh, the trash, how could I forget the trash!!
Truth is the hardest job for a woman is hiding behind the facade of strength that just doesn’t exist, hiding from the world all the romantic feelings and desires and holding onto the misconception that being strong alone is enough.
Truth is I’ve tossed my cape in the trash repeatedly, I’ve torn it to shreds and stomped on it, I’ve burned it to ashes – I’ve done all of this and had to clean and piece that cape back together because society has shown me being romantic is unreasonable and wasted on a world where emotions will be trampled on daily.
Truth is no matter how strong I am I’ll always be just a big romantic, a huge romantic that will hide behind the strength of the power of Superwoman that’s waiting and desiring and wondering where her Superman is. Truth is most women I know are waiting for the opportunity to be rescued by that forever, ever, the hero to sweep her off her feet and hide her body behind his as he tackles every known and unknown issue she may face.
Truth is we wait for Superman that will make us love flowers and roses and hand holding and slow kisses on Saturday mornings, matching outfits for Sunday church, someone to battle the huge or small spider that suddenly appears.
Truth is being Superwoman is much better with Superman near.
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Rosalind Stewart-Jackson aka Roz