Kitchen table philosopher JOSEPH RAFFA pays tribute to women.
Women are the beautiful people. They are the tenderness, the warmth, the love of life – even the light of life. They are the music that life plays in the female form. Life flows into woman in the softest of curves, ever so gently flowing from one part to another.
The spirit of life dances brightly out of sparkling eyes. Its remarkable depth expresses itself in the tears that slowly fall down a rounded cheek, in little drops of water stirred by the deepest of feelings.
Such exquisite features has life moulded in the female face. Such a blending of softness – a delight to behold – framed by a woman’s crowning glory – hair that dances in the wind and shinesin the sunlight. Music the sound of her voice – her walk a rhapsody of movement.
Man, you should be so lucky that God created woman. Your life is as barren as the desert when she is not near, yet ripe, like the sweetest fruit when she shares her love.
She is the mother that carried the seed of life in her womb. She nourished you then, suckled your body at her rounded breast, nursed you in sickness, wiped away your childish tears and comforted you in time of need.
‘She is the music of the universe in female form’
Love’s song echoes like a never ending refrain from everything she is. She is indeed the music of the universe manifest in female form. She can be as gentle as a dove yet show the fury of a wounded tiger. She has a gentle touch yet claws like a cat when aroused.
And, when she finds fullfilment in the highest nature of all, she is love personified, understanding in motion, poetic in expression, wisdom in action. Naught can match her in tenderness, in softness of nature nor in the capacity to give out beautiful human qualities.
Woman, you stand on the pedestal of my admiration. With these words I pay you homage as an extension of the mystery and the wonder of life. You delight man in so many ways.
– Inspired by the sweetest woman of all – my wife, lover and companion. Always in love with you. Joseph. 3rd March 1992.