SHE IS THE CREATOR
There’s a tradition that Muhammad said, “A wise man
will listen and be led by
a woman, while an ignorant man will not. “Someone too
fiercely drawn by animal
urges lacks kindness and the gentle affections
that keep men human.
Anger and sharp desiring are animal qualities. A
loving tenderness toward
women shows someone no longer pulled along by wanting.
The core of the feminine
comes directly as a ray of the sun. Not the earthy
figure you hear about in
love songs; there’s more to her mystery than that. You
might say she’s not from
the manifest world at all, but the creator of it.
— RUMI —