Between my shadow and my soul

Between you and I

"It was not her fault. She was like the water that freezes inside a rock and breaks it apart. It was no more her fault than it is the fault of the water when the rock shatters" One Stab

This is a secret. We do know. As women we are aware of how we smile and how we look away and how we move towards you. We notice the look in your eyes and your eyes following us across the room. And sometimes, we want more than we need, more than we can appreciate. We can love three different people at the same time, in different ways and want them all to be enraptured by us. We can make our tears hurt more than your pride being wounded. This is more than about relationships. Beyond the world of men and women there is a world of women. Where we have Khadija's, Aasiyah's and Maryams and Bilqees's. They fight, not only for their own salvation, but for the world of women to move beyond games, towards battles, towards purpose and towards independent and free-spirited achievement. And it comforts me that somewhere out there, there is also a world of men that aspires beyond.

3 shared ideas:

Khadija November 1, 2009 at 12:32 PM  

I don't think you can love three different people at the same time. I think it's only your vanity that can be flattered by three different men at a time. And I think it's disappointing. There has to be something more.

Nooj November 1, 2009 at 10:19 PM  

Agreed. In the movie it really appeared as if she felt she loved all of them. But it was more that she needed them to fulfill certain needs within her and in that type of selfishness she ended up not loving any.

Waseem November 3, 2009 at 8:15 AM  

I think "love" and relationships before marriage are all about games, winning and losing. I don't think that is what love should be about.