Saturday, December 14, 2013

Behind the Veil

The concept of modesty is something that escapes Westernized culture, but can you imagine, just for a second, the possibility of modesty? Overexposure perpetuates desperation; modesty exudes mystery. How perfectly intelligent to drape yourself in swaths of elegant fabric and cover everything but the eyes! The eyes reveal everything that the mouth refuses to, they convey passion, pleasure, madness, anger, sadness. Eyes reveal a thousand pleasures. Ignited by smoldering kohl, framed in seductive jet black... the eyes are liberated from distraction to whisper intoxicating ghazals... in modern days, the language of the eyes is quickly being forgotten. Thankfully, ancient texts have been carefully preserved so that we do not forget for long...

How often have I wandered down the street in modest modern western apparel, yet still felt naked? Many times I have wished that I lived in a society where it is traditional to be covered in bright cottons and silks emroidered with gold threads. It takes skill and the art of manipulation to drape fabric so it just grazes the most flattering parts of a woman's body, and highlights only the most ethereal features. There is comfort in feeling covered; and for those who feel assaulted with amorous advances, it is a welcome feeling. This is why a woman would choose to be covered, and for her I harbor great respect.

Comrade Von Pussycat

1 comment:

  1. Well said. When I cover my head with a scarf during these cold winter days, I sometimes wonder what it would be like to be "covered" all the time.

    As the old adage goes, "Modesty in woman is a virtue most deserving . . ."


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