These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Lovely Women, or In Defense of Sniyut and Halter Tops

Posted on April 1, 2013 by Tadea Klein

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The difference between a lovely woman and a plain one
Is the way that,
When dressed in her right clothes
Or doing her best loved tasks,
She unfurls like a rare flower
Her back straight and her eyes shining
And she unleashes that 100 Kilowatt smile
That all women keep tucked up in the corners of our mouths
For fear of being thought bold
Or of rubbing our joy in the face of a temperamental world
And that is why, my dear,
I will stick to my flats and long skirts
And you will wear halter tops and high heels
And we will both be lovely flowers
Stretching up towards the light of the sun