The story is part of the famous Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. In one of the tales, told by a woman, Alisoun, a rapist is asked to answer the question, “What is it that women most desire?” If he can’t find the answer he’ll be killed for his crime. Whew!!! Glad they changed the law on that one.
Itchin’ to know what his answer was? Yeah, so was I. I thought he’d be hanged for his crime in the end because who can say what women want. Most of us don’t know what we want. Right?
Well, that was my initial reaction. Then I started thinking. Hey, I do know what I want. I have it all in my head. I know exactly what I want. What is that you ask?
To be Enough.
I want to be woke enough to write this post because I’m really tired right now.
I want to be loving and nurturing enough that my kids don’t hate or resent me when they are older.
I want to be spiritual enough that when my time comes to meet God I won’t be too frightened.
I want to be brave enough to query agents.
I want to be strong enough to take the rejection letters that will come when I query.
I want to be courageous enough to take risks when necessary.
I want to be pretty enough to still turn my husbands head when I walk in the room.
I want to be smart enough to know when enough is enough.
What was the rapists answer? Women most desired sovereignty over their husbands and for them to love them also. Yeah, I like that answer too. LOL What do you think women want?
Have a great day. Read a book and laugh.