|Kim Firmston here and now
So I was listening to an interview with a, now dead, Brazilian writer, who is a big deal in the Magical Realism genre. I would tell you his name, but I'm bad with names and have forgotten it. Sorry. Anyway, he was describing his mother and the trials she went through by saying she was a "strong woman" and it struck me that when men are described as strong, this refers to their physical strength, but when women are described as strong, it describes their spirit. It's interesting, how spiritual strength is attributed to women. Like they are able to carry the unseen load of the other world while men carry the visible load of the present world. Just an observation.
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