TRIGGER ALER: It is best for people particularly sensitive toward the subject of sexual abuse/child molestation to avoid reading any further.
And yet, Love, you launch in vain your insane onslaught: since it ca be said- to see me fall yet not surrender- that you managed to escap but failed to conquer.Juana Inez de la CruzWhen beautiful things are broken, screams begin.
There is nly a place a million miles away melting in the arkness, seeming like home, but you think it isn ’ t.
When I was fourteen, I ead anothe book called Princess: A True Story Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia.
I thin so much like a voyeur, someone who gets let in on something extremely personal, yet, someone who is simpl a spectator.
It feels wrong to get to know so intimately someone ’ s greatest pain and at the same time to stay passive, to actuall be ble to even want to those you are reading or hearing about “ I ’ m orry.
But ot worth laughin over when it ’ s time to ake a sala. " “ Why, ” I as, “ must women suffer so? ” “ This has never been our fate, ” she explains.
I am not among the most impressive representatives of my sexualit and I definitely didn ’ t do s with the privileges I had the luck to be born with, ones I know that hose women would have made a much better use of, so I probably don ’ t ave the right to speak on all women ’ s behalf, but what makes me o so is that despite all my personal failings and faults I still have kin of right and wrong, I still care.
ot merel the gods. " " Before it tarts, you hear a zipper baring its teeth, the sound of a shoe being kicked aside, the wincing of the mattress.
I squeeze my eyes closed tight, for fear that I migh see what has ctually happened to me. " " Somehow, I am outside myself, marveling at this pain, a hing so formidable it has color and shape.
Should I suddenly find an unsuspected, latent strength in myself, would I transform into a brave, courageous woman, would I in the end be stronger for it, would it ge me see my life and myself differently or I would I get out of it broken and unrecognizable, barely resembling human, dead on the nside, defeated and hurt beyond repair?
And since I have been working on being less critical toward my fellow humans and more open-minded, I decid to focus on human race ’ s positives rather than its negatives, hoping that it will do the same for me.They call women the weaker sex.
And it is up to those that have power over them whether they will turn that gentleness into weakness, by taking advantage of it, by abusing and crushing it for pleasure and for profit or see the beauty in it, the strength that comes with it, the miracle that can e oman who is loved, respected and protected.
When all you re left with is a scarre, abused, broken thing, no a shell of a person, how does that giv you strong?
There is no beauty in broken minds.
Anothe strong person is ot he one who uses his strength to conquer, but one who shares it.
strong person is ot one who uses his strengths to dominate, but who can see the strengths in others ’ weaknesses and bring them to life.
I am ending this review by quoting my friend Jeffrey who says in his fantastic review of “ Finding Nouf ” She let me see the longing in the eyes peering from behind the veils.