Daughters…


All one has to do in order to better appreciate the female complexity, is to closely admire their daughters growing up; assuming one is fortunate enough to have been blessed with “daughters” to grace their lives.

As one such fortunate man, I’ve noted with equal amounts of love and horror, how these amazing teenaged girls so seamlessly and instantly can transition from being the wisest, kindest, smartest loving human beings to the must vicious and despicably mean “drama queens” this side of heaven.

It is this elasticity of mind, character and expression (and a fairly complex and sophisticated chemical mix) which; manifesting whilst they are still very young and gathering momentum and weight as they experiment with coming into their own, leads to the rich tapestry of emotion, thought, speech and action we “grown-ups” so amazingly call “balance” me thinks.

There is no doubt in my mind that the female being is uniquely endowed to handle and excel at a much broader range of circumstances from the simplest to the extremely complex…

Management of Complexity

Image by michael.heiss via Flickr

there is also little doubt in my mind that the male being puzzles over this and is attracted to it like a moth to a bright-light since way before we begun to notice and be intrigued by the interesting anatomical differences between us humans.

The fact that women have been cautious and careful in taking on the “reins” of corporate and governmental leadership – aside the known biases that continually try to “compartmentalize” them -, only attests to their keen intelligence and the well learnt & time-tested lessons of their youth (Sarah Palin being a notable exception to this generalized fact). Bidding their time, absorbing and learning on-the-fly, expanding their capacity always and pacing themselves till the dawn of a more auspicious and/or challenging time will call on them to help us all save the day.

I for one will not tire learning from them and encouraging my amazing daughters into being all that they were created to be. I’ve no doubts I will not be disappointed and will die with a smile in my face knowing that because they “are” all will be well with the world.

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One Response to Daughters…

  1. cecilida says:

    This has to be one of my favorite posts… loving the picture too. So astute to notice all that about the feminine psyche… so fortunate to have such loving ‘subjects of analysis’… and quite unusual for a man to even bother… Well done JP.

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