O.           More About Our Immutable Natures

Once, I was in a cul-de-sac at the Brooklyn side of New York’s East River. There, after feeding the fishes leftover pieces of Sabbath bread, I noticed a car jerkily attempting to turn and exit the dead end. At the wheel, a young woman smoked; and, beside her was a young man (seemingly her boyfriend). Due to the jerkiness and her smoking, I approached the car, which had its window open. Sweet smiling and avoiding patronization, I told this woman that if she finished her cigarette before driving, she would have an easier time maneuvering. However, while thanking me and gracefully chuckling, she said that she was okay. So, she continued both to smoke, and little by little, to pull out of the cul-de-sac in spasms.

At that point, I ducked down a bit and spoke up to the young man in the passenger seat. I said that at times like this, considering her dangerous driving was imperiling them both, he must insist either that she finish her cigarette before driving or that he drive. Continuing, I said that any woman may test her man by her doing something irrational or crazy in order to determine whether or not she can rely on such a man to protect her at a time when she does actually become irrational or crazy due to the sometimes overwhelming environmental and physical influences that a woman, who is more sensitive than a man, may naturally experience. Meaning, he must stop her from acting crazy because that will show her that he really loves her and that she can depend on him. While the young man, who never heard such words before, looked at me stunned, the young woman, as the man could see, immediately nodded up and down and verbalized that what I had just said was the truth.

Thy [a woman’s] desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Genesis 3:16

Nature has, generally speaking, made a man larger than a woman for a reason. However, and of course, a man is not meant to abuse a woman in any manner. Rather, when necessary, he is, as a gentleman, to gracefully and steadfastly insist that he take control. In fact, if he does not, he will be unable to love the woman.

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