(A work in progess, inspired by fantasy, reality, and possibility)
Nina watched, fondly, as her father massaged her mother’s feet, on the sofa, across from her. Her father often performed this task after her mother had endured a long day, even if it was merely a full day of shopping and even if Father had also had a long day at work.
Nina understood that her family was unique. Her friend, Sarah’s mother, catered to her husband’s every whim. Sarah’s mother made sure that she only dressed the way her husband expected, in case company was coming over and every meal was to his personal liking, even if Sarah and her siblings weren’t keen on the meal. Nina’s father catered to her mother in pretty much the same way, but Mother was keen on making sure that all meals were healthy and enjoyable for everyone.
Sarah had two older brothers, Sam and Jack. They were nice enough young men; respectful to their parents, but at the local hangouts they both had reputations for being players and womanizers.
Nina fancied Jack, the youngest of the two brothers, but she was much too coy to approach him. Besides, her mother would never allow it, unless she could provide that Jack could abide in a world led by a woman and, in turn, submit.
Nina grew up in a world where women controlled their own households. She witnessed her grandfather lovingly care for and worshipfully cater to her grandmother, until her death. For as long as she could remember, her father had always taken care of her mother, in pretty much the same way. It was her parents’ intention that Nina and her sister, Sharon, would continue the matriarchal legacy.
Nina had every intention of following in her mother’s footsteps, but she knew that it would be difficult to groom a man raised in a patriarchal environment. A difficult task, but not an impossible one.
Diva’s Loving Leadership ©2014