A woman shouted out to me as I was crossing the central court in Split today. “Bella, bella”, she shouted and it rang out into the crowd. How sweet and unexpected. I smiled and thanked her. She grinned and threw me a kiss. How wonderful it felt to be seen, to be acknowledged and especially by another woman.
As a woman I am used to expecting and receiving acknowledgement from men. It is almost a given that it is a man who will recognize the beauty in women. Today was different, today it was a simple acknowledgement by a sister soul sitting in the warm Croatian sunshine. Funny how moved I was and how much this lovely woman’s acknowledgement touch my soul. I have many wonderful supportive and loving women in my life who consistently complement me, however, I am not used to one coming from a stranger. Sometimes my experience with women I am not acquainted with has been competitive with subtle and not so subtle suspicious glances.
So now a new experience, a new opening expanding my awareness, an opening to the fact that there are supportive women in the world who are not friends but who are definitely sister spirits. I have always known that this was so, but now I have the experience to assist me in shifting my perspective about the world. I usually need that. I need an experience to cement the new ideation into my reality.
Now the task is to keep open and allow more “Bella, Bella” into my life. What about you?