Once upon a time, the divinity created a wonderful sculpture. It was both eye-catching and breathtaking, with an ability to capture anyone’s heart in a twinkle. Though it appeared delicate by exterior, the divinity gave it the capability of bearing thousands of agonies from within its interior. The purpose of this wonderful creation was the existence of the world. So, finally the divinity decided to give life to it, naming it “woman”.
Applauding the wonder of this creation is an almost impossible feat, as no one would have the ability to entirely describe that wonder in words. These countless numbers of qualities and virtues have been inculcated with evolution. Her womb can carry small creatures comfortably and safely. Her voice is like a sweet melody which can console troubled minds and weaken stony hearts. Her one embrace can wash away thousands of pains, her heart filled with so much love and kindness. She had inherited one special asset from the divinity- tears, through which her internal anguish is unveiled. However, most of the time, she would try to hide away those tears from others. She too possesses a complex brain to think and to face all odds by correct decisions made at the right time. However sensitivity may overrule logic in her decision making, as choices are made from her heart rather than her head. So her thoughts and ideas are closer to conscience than the brain. Some people define it as weakness or immaturity. However I see it as the spirit of life, as it isn’t always about logics or being logical. Our mere existence is always touched by humanity. So, the woman is the cherub of the divinity who spreads out this message all over the world.
Unfortunately in the past, no one really understood the values of this preface. The smoothness, softness, flexibility, and innocent nature of the woman demeaned her position in society. Even the woman herself, wasn’t aware of her potentials. Early society beheld the view that education was not for women. Parents always tried to keep away their daughters from avocation, especially those that were based on intelligence. This was because past ideologies and rituals of society always tried to restrict women to their homes. However over time, women began to understand their capabilities and capacities. So, they made attempts to propagate their abilities all over society. They proved that they can study well and contribute to the development of the world. So, they invaded all fields including academics, sports, aesthetics, administration and technology, demonstrating their abilities.
Today, the world acknowledges the real power of women. At present, there are lots of opportunities for women to unearth their potentials. There still exists some narrow-minded extremists, who try to limit or sink women’s power. However in my opinion, the best answer that a woman can give against those condescending forces is through displaying her lustre, capacity and improvement time and time again, which will lead the world into identifying that a determined woman herself is a force to be reckoned with and that no obstacle can stand in her way to success.
-Written by Rtr.Nipuni Happitiya-