What a kind thing to say! Thanks!
Kerry. Thank you for saying this!
Creativity is a HUGE draw for many guys. How can I say this full of grace?:
A friend was relating during a dinner party an article from the New Oxford Review or Wanderer about the two qualities most under attack today, virginity and maternity. The irresistible drop dead gorgeous "Marian dimension" in each woman.
Chastity and Creativity go hand in hand. Creative courtship is a master key to chastity. Sorry, to use a football analogy...but it is football season:
If a couple "plans their play and plays their plan", they have a prolific offense along with a strong defense. A strong offense keeps their defense from being on the field all the time and getting worn out! Most couples find themselves reactive, not creative. Back-peddling, back-sliding, and losing ground. Watching TV, etc. They are all defense (which wins championships), but little offense (you still to score positive points).
For me, Creativity extends from the Trinity and redounds to each of us, including the four temperaments.
Are you a beloved daughter, mother, spouse princess to the Creator God? Does your life manifest a daily creative relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit? So many vivid, colorful, exciting details manifest the originality of feminity the closer one is drawn to our Creator. This relationship cannot but shine in a lady's pro-file as pro-life. This is why all of the saints are so beautifully unique!
Creativity does not have to be limited to the creative intellectual, literary or artistic fields. A lady can be Pro-creative, Re-creative, or love being in Creation. Creating a new business. Sustaining a pro-life ministry. Celebrating life and spiritual fruitfulness. Each temperament - Sanguine, Melancholy, Phlegmatic, and Choleric - has their own feminine genius and genesis of maternal fruitfulness.
Please ladies (who have suffered Purgatory reading me this far...). Please spare the serious men on CM their own Purgatory and try to be imaginative -- vivid, concrete, real, specific, colorful, perceptive, etc. -- in your profiles and when writing the gentlemen who capture your interest.
Generic, vague, self-referential, abstract, foggy, and impressionistic (On and on...) language and profiles are dead give aways that someone is self-absorbed, spread out too thin, playing the field, and not quite ready to be single-heartedly, wholeheartedly engaged in a seriously joyful Pro-creative relationship.
Our Lady of Guadelupe, pray for us!
The problem is that most of us are fairly prosaic. Even though I am inspired with lots of profound thoughts, I am not necessarily a poet. I think it is also important to SEE creatively - to see beyond the surface to the soul with within. I hope that the man for me will stop to take a second look beyond my prosaic exterior to discern the depth of my being in the few bumbling expressions I've attempted to share.
This seems like a good context to recycle the famous JPII quote:
There is no dignity when the human dimension is eliminated from the person. In short, the problem with pornography is not that it shows too much of the person, but that it shows far too little.
― John Paul II
Is this what you are intuiting? That a person's human dimension can be diminished by the Internet medium? One's humanity is not eliminated, but I do feel objectification and isolation of parts (face, words) from the whole person can distort reality. On the other hand, I think CM, unlike a bar scene, can serve to magnify the beauty of the mind, heart and soul. Giving truly intelligent, morally good, and inwardly beautiful a safe place to shine!
The line between the sacred and the profane is often thin.
Are you a beloved daughter, mother, spouse princess to the Creator God?...
Our Lady of Guadelupe, pray for us!
Thank you for the beautiful definition of woman in creation...Thank you for asking the questions!
Yes, we women here are indeed daughters of a King...and your reminder is heartening.