Daddy Philosophy: On the Many Ways I Love Women

I wish I could say I love people, but that is simply not true. While there are a slight handful of men that I have life-long bonds of friendship and kinship with, the only man I have ever truly loved is myself. On the other hand there are a vast number of women that I currently love. This statement requires some serious expansion though lest my wife, and all of those other ladies get the wrong idea.

I have always been far more comfortable in the presence of women, perhaps being raised predominately by a single-mother might have had some small influence on that. As a boy I always had a girl-friend and socialized with the girls in class so much so that rumours were constantly circulated by my ignorant male peers that I must be gay. The fact that I came to understand as I matured is that most if not all of my female ‘friends’ had some level of romantic interest in me. But one thing I love about women is that they do not feel the need to aggressively pursue an attractive man to the point of harassment.

I love women because I respect women, and I love the women that respect me in return. I still love every woman whom I have ever loved, even if I also simultaneously hate them. I love women freely with no expectation that such love need ever be spoken of or reciprocated. I love women whom I will never meet, or never have a chance to become intimate with. I love women enough to wish only for them to find happiness and success without my involvement at all.

I love women who might not have been born women, because I can love a woman without desiring them sexually. I even love women that exclusively love other women even though they could never love me in return. I love women’s bodies, whatever they look like, even though they probably don’t love their bodies themselves. Most of all I love women’s personalities which is the primary quality of attractiveness for me.

I love women who have found love, and women who haven’t yet. I love women enough to pay them sincere compliments without any agenda or motive. I love women who have courage and confidence, or at least enough courage to project confidence. I love women who think and dream, and who inspire and motivate. I love women who have achieved more than I ever will without envy or shame. I love women enough to desire only true friendship from them, even if some part of me would desire more…

I love so very many women, even if you will never know that I do. But the immutable and inescapable truth, is that I can never, and will never love any of you as deeply and absolutely as I love the women closest to me: my mother, my daughters, and my wife…

 

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