Friday, April 24

steel magnolia










i remember the movie well. A group of women, strong women. I had always known the strength of women. my grandmother was incredibly strong and yet when she sang she was as delicate as a butterfly, my mum her strength, her beauty was so powerful. my godmother impressive spent forty years in university, mrs sinette my english teacher had (balls). men well they were children, the ones around me that is. Later my sister was born and she has proven to be one of the strongest women i have ever met. Although i never developed friendship with women easily and maybe that was because i was not missing it at the time in my life. My friends were male, yet i never believed them to be stronger than i, i could get the job done, i could take care of my family, i could keep people from harms way. All this was instilled in me, this is what i knew, my mum knew and her mom knew, like i said instilled in us. then K. came into my life, he was kind and gentle yet it was hard for me to believe that anyone else but me could take care of me. this last year after sixteen years together (holy smokes) i have realized i could lean on him and he would not crumble, i could get tired and he would take it from there. for the first time i realized that some men can also be made of steel, covered in cotton.

15 comments:

onesilentwinter said...

my lens is incredible dirty i apologize!

karina Manghi said...

I love this post!
It is incredible how relationships evolution,I think that being in a relationship is a great opportunity for growing!

Aran said...

that is amazing. to know you can lean on someone... beautiful words nadia.

in another lifetime said...

Wow. Leaning on someone, it's offering a gift of trust in a way. This is so beautiful Nadia!!

Karolina said...

I think my time to discover and show my strength is still to come. I have seen the movie many times, wondered how they all could get through all their troubles like that.. I admired them and hope that when my time comes I can show the world that I can survive anything...

sparks
bv

josephine said...

don't know what's more lovely - your words or photos.

cindy* said...

beautiful nadia...even tears stung my eyes! what a wonderful notion.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Beautiful post..oh how true!

Found you through Hidden in France :-) she did a link to you.

Your photos are fab...What do you use to upload to your blog, and what template do you use!

trupeach said...

your insight and sentiment are beautiful ... and full of strength. much like your photos. much like you.

omami said...

what a beautiful story, It made my day... I love the end made of steel, covered in cotton. Have a nice weekend!!

Clarity said...

That's a heartfelt and touching post. I'm glad I came across your blog and hope that you can visit mine one day.

Claire said...

you have captured this bloom poetically.

your words "made of steel,wrapped in cotton" resonate within me. calvin is also such a man.

spread your wings said...

such beautiful words here. i do believe woman can be the stronger gender but it's nice to have a man that you can lean if you need to. i hope to find a man like that some day.

Absolutely Fabulous said...

you know how to treasure beauty; because you can recognize it as it comes in many different forms.
the photos and this post are touching my heart.
love, joy

Bonbon Oiseau said...

this is really powerful nadia--everyone has already said it better than I could--you have such an incredibly insightful way of expressing yourself...I am speechless...