Piše: Aleksandra, 22 Feb 2009
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I don’t know how much you remember of the movie “All about Eve”, or a group that had the same name…No matter how much we swear that we have found out all about Eve, it is certain that this female icon will remain mysterious as long as she carries deep within her the shadow of her most secret wishes, desires, emotions…lets call them Lilith. They say that she was the first wife of Adam. From my perspective, it is all the same woman. Why wouldn’t we, for the first time, look Eve in the face and understand one truth, that she was the one who first approached with emotions and honestly, without restraint, without boundaries, she searched for a man who will stimulate her and be her equal, who will love her without subordinating her in order to secure his strength and security. She searched for a man who is the same as her, of the same matter that she is made of … She was honest and jealous and she knew how to show it. Whenever she wanted him, she told him so, she told him that she can’t when she couldn’t, she wasn’t afraid of his reaction, her starting point being that he will respect her in the same way that she wanted to respect him…made by God and hers.
But it happened that, outcast and driven away, she now had no recourse but to in the clever feminine way, show her other face. Suddenly she became naive, fragile and helpless, the kind of woman beside who the first man could easily feel strong and needed. And she stayed there…beside him. In time, she lost her past strength, forgot her passions, almost to the point of abhorence, since they were forbidden to her at that point. But sometimes, when she is alone, or when her man, sanctioned by God, yells at her, when he can not feel her need for touch, words or kisses, when he looks at another woman that most resembles the her she used to be earlier, a dark pit opens within her, one of burried passions, hopes and desires … and there, right there, deep in the bottom, lives her shadow, her other nature – rejected by her and therefore punished…Lilith.
Hence this time All About Lilith – that I have over time written about only intermittently, while researching her influence, is posted from today on this site.