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She Da Man!

This post is dedicated to the three women who have either changed my life, influenced me or are the very reason for my existence. This post is dedicated to the three pillars of my life.

1.) No post that is dedicated to womenkind is complete without one’s mother. She is responsible for literally every fragment of my being, every nuance of my thought process.. She gave my worldview, the slight touch of cynicism and practicality it needed. She has led me by the hand and made me the man I am today. She’s the strongest woman I know. She bears the burdens of married life with a hearty smile. Life hasn’t been easy on mum. She’s had to deal with my dad, me and we don’t exactly simplify her life any. She takes it all, enthusiastically almost, and is prepared for more. Calling her a pillar in my life, is an understatement and I know it. She deserves a blog post all on her own.

2.) My first cousin. She isn’t exactly a woman yet. She’s, in fact, two years younger to me. She’s pretty much a proper sibling to me. We’ve spent the better part of our lives (so far) together and are as inseparable as twins can be.our thought processes could not have been more identical, a side effect of having grown up in similar circumstances. Our identical lifestyles have brought us closer than ever and I can’t imagine a life without her. She’s the only person around whom I can still be a kid. And she gives me a fresh lease on life every time I meet her. Seeing her life unfold, has changed my perspectives regarding my actions. I admire her too. She’s quite the role model to me. She has a plan for life. She has a clarity of thought that I have always wished to cultivate. She’s my pillar for strength of will.

3.) From an emotional standpoint, she’s one of the strongest people I know. She is a role model to me and has turned my life around, since the day I met her. It sometimes gets on my nerves that I need her so much in my life, that I’m so dependent on her considering, she’s potentially the most transient pillar one could have. She’s given a new dimension to my life, one that I could never discount. She has been the thread that ties me to reality, in times such as these, when pressures and stress are as common place as war in the Medieval age. More importantly, she’s been the person helping me through my complexes and without her, I don’t know if I could have found the strength to stand up for myself. She my emotional pillar and I love her like she’s blood. She’s my best friend.

Who said a woman can’t be strong? This reflection in the form of a post has given me a new found respect for the unsung hero(ines) of my life. If my three pillars do end up reading this blog post, I would like to say, your efforts have not been in vain. You have made a man out of me.