To love a woman differently

I came across this on another blogpost and was so moved by it I had to repost. This is one for the blokes out there – a little piece of insight you might find of value should you choose to attend to it.

From Terry Tempest Williams

“If a man knew what a woman never forgets, he would love her differently. What a woman never forgets is when she allows a man to make love to her, she enters a pact with angels that should a child be conceived in that moment, she holds the life of another. A man can come and go, he pulls out and walks away. But a woman stays and remains tender. She wants to be held. She wants to talk. She wants to revisit that motion made inside her because in the lovemaking, a woman is remade – because until she bleeds, she knows that man is the father of her child, whether she ever tells him or not. Because until she bleeds, her body has been rearranged through his ecstasy and hers, which will become theirs. Because until she bleeds, repeat it again…she will check her womb everyday for the stirrings of life. Because until she bleeds she wonders if her life will be one or two or three. Repeat and repeat because until she bleeds, she imagines every possibilty from pleasure to pain to birth to death and how she will do what she needs to do, and until she bleeds, she will worry endlessly, until she bleeds. If a man knew what a woman never forgets, he would love her differently.”

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