“The state of a woman should be decided by what is in the head and not what is around it.”
—Quote Queen Rania of Jordan.
That cannot hold more true now than when it was actually said and in the context that she had made that statement.
We have indeed entered another and left behind a year which has just witnessed the assasination of a thought process. The smothering of an idea, the fight against a bully. The question I ask today isn’t whether that thought or idea or the fight stood correct in it’s right but why was that right taken away.
Today is apparently a milestone.To celebrate, conquer,reminisce,make resolutions, plan for coming Tuesday,make promises for the future. I wonder if a dress, a trophy, a certificate, a party attended, a bottle downed, a post written actually marks a milestone in our lives. I would think it takes a little more than that.
I’d like to know what will change from today.Nothing for most part of the world. I’d like to know what are we welcoming into our lives? Or hoping that we will?
When I thought I had left bullies behind in school little did I know I would grow up to face those that I would not be able to see.Those against whom I would have no voice.Those that I would not be able to recognise.Those that will be impsosible to prove were not only harming me physically but were even robbing me of my thought process.The very essence that defines me. After all it is what is in my head that makes me who I am not what is around me.
It is one thing to be raped and another to be forced into prostituion.So they want us to believe.Aren’t both violation? Only we are made to believe one happens by choice.
I hope that I am not robbed of my freedon to think and differentiate the truth for myself. I hope tomorrow doesn’t take away the dreams I saw yesterday, the plans that I make tonight, my convictions that I hope to carry with me tomorrow. I want to be able to make my own decisions and not be forced upon by another bully, because they want me to believe they know what is best for me.
Today I hope tomorrow doesn’t take away my freedom to live a free life.
Happy New Year and all that jazz…
ps: Still on a break..