Every day, you read about atrocities against girls and women. Major crimes grab the headlines, but it is the relatively smaller crimes that strike terror in our hearts. The girl who was assaulted when she dared protest when a ruffian stared at her. The woman paraded naked because she resisted a rape attempt. Small everyday crimes, that make you scared to assert your rights. That make you crow in fear.
And yet, come Navratri, the entire country steps out to worship the Mother Goddess. When will the Nation learn to celebrate the inner Goddess present in its Women and Girls?
|While the real Goddess waits for a school bus, the cloth |
that is offered to the Goddess hangs from a store.
The symbolism of the Goddess is not a parallel structure to the symbolism of God the Father. The Goddess does not rule the world. She is the world. Manifest in each of us, She can be known internally by every indivdual, in all her magnificent diversity.
This is the fourth year that I am going to be a part of NaBloWriM. The Plan is to elaborate on a quote that touched my heart- let's see how far this takes me. If I can tie it in with the writing prompt, so much the better!