Where Did Men Go?
"Where did men go?" I asked. My friend Jacques said: "Remind me Adele, why do you need them?" He inspired me. Thank you. My response to you, Jacques:
Oh my dear, as long as men, or should I said boys, will believe that the feminine emancipation has made us self-sufficient and satisfied alone, confusing women independence with disinterest to them, genders will continue to walk in parallel, not hands in hands. The stronger the feminine, the greater the need to find the strong masculine to venture into the sacred, magical and creative land of her deep psyche -whether it's to teach, run a company, make art, food or a baby, all acts of LOVE, all acts of TWO.
Fifty years ago, which ever feminist said "we don't need men" was a frustrated woman, reactionary, making a rhetorical statement, greatly useful then, but absolutely hurtful now. Feminism has helped women rights, sexual liberation but has somehow hurt the deep, true, soft feminine. The modern women claiming she's strong like a man is only a weak girl covering up her lack of feminine by putting herself into a man's shoes. She's an unfinished, incomplete human being. Men and Women NEED each other, more than ever, times are great and challenging, calling out for a realignment of our eco-system. What is it? The endeavor of LOVE. A healthy tribe: we make the duo to build the trio, the quartet, etc, up to the village. Or how would we exist? We need to learn from each other again, to spend time and to built together, to LOVE together. Not a girl-boy, business deal type of union, this terrifying love of conventions barely holding up a few years because it's based on both parts egotistic "to do/to have" lists of life "things".
We are MADE to be completed by the opposite gender, as a part of a bigger ensemble, a greater Nature, which takes us through the experience of love, of life, and eventually throws us into each other arms, into Mother's mysterious arms. LOVE, a difficult and exciting land, new and challenging, but smelling like musk, rose, lips, and the warm vapors of the fresh homemade apple pie. This is LOVE, and it takes two. Like Miss Yin is useless without Mister Yang, which we already both carry: a feminine woman has a happy masculine side and a masculine man, has a happy feminine side. MEN, we need you. In conclusion, "Where did the men go?" was a call for the re-union, calling out women and men to meet up again.