Recently joking around with two colleagues, I promised one of them that when I went to
Being Portuguese, her only complaint is that she’d be too small compared to the extra large Rugby Players that
Laughing, I told her that she had to look at the benefits of having a tall man in which one of them was feeling safe in the arms of someone who envelopes you in his embrace.
“Safe?! Men can't even protect themselves let alone protect a woman!” she protested!
With my most serious posture, I reminded her that chickens and ostriches can’t fly but that doesn't make them any less birds than those that do!
It was funny at the time and my argument was that even though I believe that there are true men out there that are capable of embracing and enfolding a woman in love and care, I hadn’t had the privilege of meeting the one.
This wasn't a fair statement.
I've met more than one man worthy of being called a man even if he wasn’t the one I was meant to be with… but that isn’t a confession meant for play time between friends.
It had been quite a while since I'd met one though and I was beginning to lose hope…perhaps they had gone extinct after all, these days it seems that men have forgotten what it means to be a man.
Even though we laughed and goofed around with the topic, I was nonetheless pulled apart by the male present and told not to think that way. Explaining that I was merely joking around, deep down I knew that I’d already begun to lose hope.
And then the day came that our theories were put to the test, and for brief moments, I was reminded again what it feels like to feel safe and protected in a man's arms.
I don't normally publish other people's work, instead I take the inspiration from what I see, hear and learn to write my own perspective. Yet I couldn't put the message you've read in the images above in better words. I would've liked to be able to honour these wise sayings with its author. I hope they touch you in the same way they touched me.