KpacoTa CnaceT Mup-Beauty Will Save the World

(Quote from Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky's THE IDIOT, 1869)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

"..... God counts her tears...."

A good friend emailed me the following. I especially love the first line, and the last. I'd never heard it before.

" "A Woman"
This is written in the Hebrew Talmud, the book where all of the sayings and preaching of Rabbis are conserved over time.

It says: "Be careful if you make a woman cry, because God Counts her tears.
The woman came out of the man's rib. Not from his feet to be walked on.
Not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal. Under the
arm to be protected and next to the heart to be loved." "

I had my husband and son read this. Of course, being a romantic and poet, my daughter wanted a copy.

I have been getting ready for my oldest daughter's graduation party to be held on the 7th of February. She just graduated university. She deserves a celebration. So, I have been very busy. Yet, I have wanted to work every day on artwork. Everything seems to take longer than planned, so I have been a bit frustrated. Tonight I finally made headway, working on many pieces in their base layers- on wood, and on canvas. Pictures soon to follow.

Tomorrow I drive my other daughter 2 hrs.+-(halfway) to meet a friend, then she's on to another retreat for the weekend. So I have a nice chunk of time out of my day tomorrow. I'm planning on stopping at antique joints along the way home, as I 'll be driving in Pa..Wanna' come along? :)

PS- She had a great time shoveling the ice and snow . Here are a few pics- of our house, and what this daughter does when she's on her own:) She also ate the snow on the car. She's my 'butterfly chasing girl'. :)


PPS- Actually, having been to a couple of Jewish weddings, I believe that I have heard the above saying/quote/reading- yet I guess that I never paid much attention/or, maybe now I'm hearing it more clearly.I believe that I may have heard it there .Just lovely.


Jann said...

Wish I could go "antiquing" with you! Love, love love the poem! I'm going to send a copy to my daughter--her husband does not appreciate her at all, and she works so hard, 'round the clock, taking care of the kids, house, meals, laundry, driving, etc., etc. Have a great weekend! ~Jann

Patti said...

Oh my husband and I go antiquing all the time. We have several places here in this area.

Love your poem.

Terri said...

A good poem is a good poem and that was a good poem.
The trick is man in this case or some woman to feel that they will be accountable to God.
Thanks for sharing!