Being a Woman of Substance !

Soumya Vilekar
Posted April 20, 2020 from India

 

"Let us dare

 to differ

see the intricacies

love the unique and ponder

watch out differences

glare  the common

gaze at the newer

admire the adventurer

idolize the seeker

observe

and learn

let us dare to differ

allow ourselves to think,

to know, to understand

to absorb, to admonish

to eradicate our fears

let us learn to invent

to discover

 to accept the unknown"

 

 

Amidst the Covid 19 lockdown, it has been over a month now that we all are inside our houses.

Knowingly or unknowingly, the calamity has entered our lives unexpectedly and the whole world now is in the cage of this pandemic.

Never in their wildest dream anyone would have thought of such days in their  lives wherein the world has come to a standstill. From schools, factories, industries, offices to everything that appeared to be a part of our life is shutdown indefinitely until pandemic decreases and doesn't leave any imprint.

Fortunate are we and those who are at least safe inside their respective homes, there are innumerable people who are stranded from their homes, hometowns and at distant places from family . It can be never easier for them to manage emotionally the burden of handling self being away from work and family. While the social workers , doctors, police, army , daily essential suppliers have helped to keep the system of life working, it is becoming difficult day by day to visualize the situation we would be in after few weeks or months.

Apart from the economic slowdown and shutting off of small scale industries, startups of any kind are going to suffer a lot from this pandemic and its results.

The work of mankind isn't going to end after this lockdown instead it will increase in manifolds as one will have to be tolerant, resilient, understand and value the efforts and struggles of one another, help and assist others instead of pulling down or criticizing others as a maximum people will need your help in ways of kindness.

Kindness in form of understanding . In lending a hand of humaneness to our closed ones, friends, needy, neighbours, colleagues, who will try to come out of distress , re-establish, reinstate, re work, restart their work, finances,operations. They can be anyone from a vegetable vendor, to a small electronics shop owner, from your student to a friend who lost job , a neighbour staying alone or a colleague facing trouble.

Now is the time for us , for being human, for being courageous, for holding our patience together, standing for what what we are known, resilience, spreading warmth amongst others, guiding our kids to a new future, making everyone around realize the value of time, money, relations, living our own passion.

 

 A woman plays the biggest and most important role during this lockdown.

She as a mother can connect with kids, inspire, communicate, converse, teach, educate them the true struggles, values , steps of life .

As a wife, can stand beside the partner to let him know, life isn't all about fame, money and pace, it is about stopping , halting for a while.learning , knowing and appreciating each other.

As a daughter and sister, she knows how to fill joy and warmth in a family with love and care.

As a friend, she can hold , inspire, motivate others through talks and discussions. Her being a woman and habit of talking shall keep everyone around lifted and rejuvenated.

As a woman of substance, she can instill value of art , music, writing, colours, try to  create , connect, collaborate with others to overcome the negatives of this biggest hurdle for mankind through continous efforts and await for a new beautiful world beyond the dark clouds of coronavirus.

 

 

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Chi8629
Apr 20
Apr 20

Hello Soumya ,
Trust you are doing well and safe?thank you for sharing this wonderful write-up about women .It really made my day ,.We love and value you .

Soumya Vilekar
Apr 21
Apr 21

Thanks Chioma for you love and support. Yes, Iam fine and so hope you would be safe too.

Chi8629
Apr 21
Apr 21

Glad to hear that. Thank you dear sister.

Marie Abanga
Apr 20
Apr 20

Hello Soumya,

What a poetic and proseful piece. Thanks so much for sharing. Yes yes let's be women of substance during this period and all along

Soumya Vilekar
Apr 21
Apr 21

Thanks Marie. Glad you liked the piece.Yes, we ought to be the strong ones and we can when needed. That's a fact and we women should be well aware of it

Arem
Apr 21
Apr 21

Dear Soumya,

I hope you and your family are safe and well! What a beautiful and bold poem! Your write so beautifully and effortlessly.
I also love your message after the poem! I agree - women play the biggest and most important role in a lockdown!!!! I hope we (men and women) continue to remain courageous, kind, and compassionate after all of this. We're all in it together and we'll have to get out together.
I look forward to reading more of your writing.
Sending you love from afar!

Soumya Vilekar
Apr 21
Apr 21

Dear Arem,
Thank you for the extended love and so touched that you liked the poem . In times of such difficulty , when the world is trapped in such a lockdown, it is surely our courage and patience that shall make things work and Iam sure every woman knows this for sure. The fact is we need that tiny dot of motivation and support and we can shoulder the rest. Thanks for connecting

ARREY- ECHI
Apr 22
Apr 22

Hello Soumya,
Thank you so much for this beautiful article. It is very well articulated on the realities of what is going on. It speaks of fears and hope, of sorry and resilence and of the pivotal role women will always play in the world. I enjoy the read.
Wishing you and your family all the best in these trying times.

Soumya Vilekar
May 18
May 18

Dear Areey Chi,
Glad to hear that you could co relate with the thoughts and find them important in guiding us through toughertimes.
Yes we are fine and pray for your safety too

Thelma obani 2020
Apr 22
Apr 22

Trust you are safe. Beautiful writeup about women

Soumya Vilekar
May 18
May 18

Thanks a lot Thelma. Take care

Steph L
Apr 22
Apr 22

Hi Soumya,
Indeed, a woman plays the biggest and most important role during this lockdown. Thank you for this beautiful post and let's spread this positive vibe to all the woman of substance!

Love,
Steph

Soumya Vilekar
May 18
May 18

Dear Steph ,
Thank you for dropping in here and we all need that pinch of motivation to keep going through these times
Soumya