Woman – Half of the Apple

I came home from my son’s wonderful performance in DOUBT to turn on Gloria Steinem being interviewed. Her smoky voice answered all the questions of which I was in doubt. There is no one way to be a man or to be a woman, although we somehow always know which we are without reference to our gentals. This year the election is about much that concerns our half of the apple — contraception, respect, workplace equality, and just simple talking about us without including so many physical attributes.
The play I had just seen seemed to question the right of a man to be in charge if he had thoughts of other men. Perhaps in the Catholic Church that is a question without debate, but in the world
people can have sexual preferences without acting on them. In the world we can read the Bible
to see Jesus had a deeply feminine side that nurtured and healed and feed and loved that every mother feels for her child. We are half the apple, but some of that half is skin and seed and
some pulp. These parts have different tastes.
And apples have different varieties that add to the tastes.
I don’t mind being half the apple. I do mind being wasted garbage as some of the candidates see
me when they are running for president.
I live in a household with my husband, my son, a male cat and a male dog. I feel protected and loved. I feel they savor the taste of my half of the apple. Of this I have no doubt.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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