Samuel Butler Quotes in his miscellaneous thoughts that
“The souls of women are so small
That some believe they’ve none at all;
Or, if they have, like cripples still,
They’ve but one faculty, the will.”
This is the story of a woman. The Woman was born to typical middle class parents. She enjoyed her life as child growing up in bustling cosmopolitan city. She was a good student and secured decent grades and was not the topper and nerdy type of student. She was very obedient student and had a whole lot of friends. She was an affectionate daughter and a caring sister to her sibling.
She studied well and grew into a fine woman. She enrolled for a college degree and studied well to graduate in computer sciences. There she fell in love with her class mate life was fun running around trees in the park and meeting him often and sharing the good times.
Suddenly he proposed to her and she was taken aback by surprise and yes she was happy. She was also concerned about her family and was wary about how they shall take this. She accepted his love for her and broke the news to her parents. As typical middle class parents they were surprised and were wary about the proposal brought about by her daughter.
The elder girl had to be married first as per their custom before they can marry off the younger one. Though they did not deny or accept their daughters love, their courtship went on. It was well into their relationship and courtship that she found that her lover is a blue blood royal. She is taken by surprise and is happy that he has not displayed any typical royal traits of high handedness, class treatments et al. As far as she was concerned he was his lover and that’s it. He was also smitten by her beauty and by her faith and loyalty in their relationship.
After a lot of discussion and convincing by her, parents agreed for the wedding. The wedding happened in a grand manner befitting a royal. The boy was the cousin of the heir to the throne of the empire and is well known in social circles and a style icon. The wedding was attended by the who’s who of the city’s social elite. It was a fairy tale wedding indeed.
The marriage went on well and they were a happy go lucky couple and were the envy of all their relatives for being such a lovely and loving couple. The love also bore fruit in the form of a baby boy which was a gift from heaven for the couple. The baby was just the happiness that ruled their lives. The couple loved each other lavishly and they had settled nice and cosy in their married life. The baby was the apple of their eyes. The years rolled by and the baby grew into a lovely child of four years.
Suddenly what happened nobody knows and they separated. There ensued a bitter legal battle, that formally and legally annulled their marriage. They separated and the baby’s custody was given to the father. The mother was a woman of steel. She ploughed on and sought to enhance her career.
She started to work in some start-ups referred by her friends and was living alone. Though her parents were in the same town she did not stay with them. She chose to be independent and made hard decisions in life. She is a workaholic and an indispensable part of the organisation. She wears a cheerful face and was graceful. Nobody knew of her trauma that she had undergone. This immediately reminds of the Jagjit Singh’s gazhal,
tum itna jo muskura rahe ho
kya gham hai jisko chhupa rahe ho
how is it so that you are smiling so much,
what is the sorrow that you are hiding..
aankhon mein nami, hansi labon par
kya haal hai kya dikha rahe ho
there is wetness in your eyes n smile on the lips,
what’s your condition and what are you trying to show it as.(as in, why are you trying to hide your sadness).
The Woman is, a strong willed one and is clear about her needs in life. One day during Christmas time she came to office all glowing and smiling like never before. The secret of the glow was her son’s arrival for a few days with her. The mother in her just glowed seeing and holding her son in her alms. Whats in store for her in life ahead….only the sands of time have to stand testimony….
This is the will of a woman I am seeing, loving and caring, strong willed, opinionated, hardworking, having clear goals and the need to achieve professionally and sustain herself in life.
The Will of a Woman is indeed a WoW.