Einstein was a man with a special genius. However, during the past couple of years I have begun to appreciate the "non-math" side of him. Pictures of him horsing around, playing the violin and other non-professional pictures remind me that he is just a man, so in a way I can understand him. But, I have to confess one thing I do not understand: women. They just simply don't think like the male of the species. Its not that I don't have experience; I have been married 42 years so far and have three lovely grown daughters and 5 grand-daughters. I have to admit though, even with all this exposure, I don't think I will EVER UNDERSTAND THEM. This is not just limited to me, but most men will admit this if pressed hard enough. Wonder why I feel the way I do about women, well, here is a good example from the Bible.
Proverbs 31:10-31 (WEB)
10) Who can find a worthy woman? For her price is far above rubies.
11) The heart of her husband trusts in her. He shall have no lack of gain.
12) She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.
13) She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.
14) She is like the merchant ships. She brings her bread from afar.
15) She rises also while it is yet night, gives food to her household, and portions for her servant girls.
16) She considers a field, and buys it. With the fruit of her hands, she plants a vineyard.
17) She arms her waist with strength, and makes her arms strong.
18) She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp doesn’t go out by night.
19) She lays her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle.
20) She opens her arms to the poor; yes, she extends her hands to the needy.
21) She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22) She makes for herself carpets of tapestry. Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23) Her husband is respected in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.
24) She makes linen garments and sells them, and delivers sashes to the merchant.
25) Strength and dignity are her clothing. She laughs at the time to come.
26) She opens her mouth with wisdom. Faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27) She looks well to the ways of her household, and doesn’t eat the bread of idleness.
28) Her children rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her:
29) “Many women do noble things, but you excel them all.”
30) Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who fears Yahweh, she shall be praised.
31) Give her of the fruit of her hands! Let her works praise her in the gates!
(Proverbs 31:10-31, WEB)
Wonder where I am going with this? The following verses tell the tale.
Proverbs 31:1-3 (WEB)
1) The words of king Lemuel; the oracle which his mother taught him.
2) “Oh, my son! Oh, son of my womb! Oh, son of my vows!
3) Don’t give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.
(Proverbs 31:1-3, WEB)
His mother taught the first passage to him. Humm, makes you wonder and wonder and wonder. Why? Why isn't any woman good enough for her son? I don't know and never will. There, I have said it, I just don't get it and that is that. All the explanation in the world will not teach me, because at the end of all the teaching, I must confess, I am but a male. However, maybe there is some genius out there who might understand. If you do, please respond to this blog. One last thing... I love it... how crazy is that?