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I need no permission to live, to love, to dream.

I am the boss of my own truth,

My world, my universe.

I enjoy inviting people around me

To walk into my world.

Whoever wants to visit it is welcome,

But please come in

Free of criticism or prejudice.

I am a woman and, by nature,

I carry on my shoulders the weight of the world.

I want to be a guilty-free woman.

Be a good wife and always a good lover.

Be a good mother but go nuts once in a while.

I want to take care of home and

Be able to run away from it when I need to.

Then go back, vigorous and fresh,

Humming a song.

I want to lead my life, to have a job,

Go after something

to fulfill my personal quests.

But I don´t want to prove my competence,

I know what I can do and

That is what matters!

I can love unconditionally,

Live insanely.

Be elegant, follow etiquette rules.

But I can also break rules

With no harm to anyone.

I can feel the world pulsing in my veins,

Feel the pain

And weep tears of sorrow for humanity.

What about my own pain?

I can cry compulsively.

Joy? I can laugh my worries off,

Adapt myself to the new writing rules,

Break them all when feeling emotional

And I find it fantastic!

I want to wander on my flip flops

When my feet are worn out of high heels.

I want to let the wind blow out my hair,

Smear my mascara every time I cry.

To feel beautiful with make-up on

Or go out in rolls if I have to.

I want to feel proud of the gray hair

Growing steadily every day.

I want to look in the mirror and

Acknowledge my expression marks

As the memories of an eventful life.

Distress? Yes, a lot.

Pleasure? Wow, so much.

Happiness?  So many moments nourished me

And made me smile.

I want to love any kind of love

Daughter´s, mother´s, friend´s,

The lover´s love and the purest one,

The Platonic and the daily love.

I want to be a doting mother,

And kiss the one

With whom I chose to share my life.

Man, woman, younger or older.

I want to go through the ups and downs

Of my hormones,

Even though they drive me crazy.

To meditate and pursue my inner peace

I can be controversial,

Contradictory and paradoxical,

Even polemical sometimes.

I share my stories and astonish myself

To learn that mine are not

The only special ones.

I am not alone

In this beautiful and nerve racking condition.

I am human, I live on planet Earth

I have duties, strengths and weaknesses.

I am a dreamer, living in the clouds.

Sometimes I am an alien,

A creature from another planet

I can fly far and away, I love to feel free

Although the landing is not always smooth.

I can jump off a parachute

And arrive all tangled up at the bottom.

This is who I am.

A mix of nothing and everything,

The fulfillment of completeness,

The conflict of emptiness.

Above everything, I am a woman

And do not follow a script.

I want to write my own history,

Get rid of the chains,

Sing and dance, tap dance and roar.

I want self- respect!

And never, ever stop loving myself.

            Note: This text is dedicated to all women on this Dia Internacional da Mulher

(International Woman´s Day), March 8, 2011.

Translator: Ana Paula C. Doherty

Special thanks to my dear friend Ana Paula C.Doherty that once again translated not just the words but my emotions.

You are really good and special!

Anúncios

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