Tue, Dec 11th - 3:19PM
THE CREATION OF WOMAN
After the Creator had completed the creation of the sun, the moon, the sky and the earth, he decided to populate the earth.
He made a clay figure that possessed the divine strenght of the triple unity: life and temperament, will and character, mind and spirit. When the Creator had implanted all of these qualities in the clay shape, it came to life and the first man was born.
" I have created man, but he alone can't populate the earth" said the Creator. " I'll give him a wife."
Wanting to shape the woman's body, the Creator took the roundness of the moon, the pliancy of the snake, the twining embrace of the lianas, the trembling of the grass, the quivering of the cane, the perfume of the flowers, the lightness and agility of leaves, the glance of the doe, the gaiety and charm of the sunlight, the swiftness of the wind,the tears of the clouds, the delicacy of the feather, the shyness of the small bird, the sweetness of honey, the vanity of the peacock, the slimness of the swallow, the beauty of the diamond, and the cooing of the turtle-dove. He mixed all of these qualities and shaped them into a female being. He then gave her the holy power of the triple unity. When she came to life, she was more enchanting and lovely than any other creature in the world. The creator then gave her to man.
A few days later, man went to the Creator and said " Lord, the woman you gave me poisons my life. She chatters without pause, she wastes all of my time, she wails because of every little thing, and she is constantly ailing."
The Creator then took back his gift in order to punish the man.
Within the week, the man appeared again saying: " Lord, I am more desolate since you took back the woman. She was always singing and dancing. I can't help remembering all the time how sweetly she looked upon me, how skilled she was in kissing me, how delightfully we played together and how she sought my protection."
The Creator gave him back the woman.
Within three days the man was once again standing in front of the Creator to complain.
"Lord" he said, " I can't understand this -but if I strike a careful balance, woman causes me more annoyance than pleasure. Please rid me of her."
The Creator said:" Do what you consider best. In order to live in peace with your wife and be able to bear her presence, she shall owe you obedience from now on."
The man replied hopelessly:" I can't live with her."
" Can you live without her?" asked the Creator.
The man hung his head and said sadly: " Alas! I can live neither with or without her."
So it has been throughout the ages.