Within all women lies this elegance, a sort of quiet grace that comes from within. It captivates those around us, most often when we don’t realize it. A Graceful Woman is the fourth sketch in a collection of artwork inspired by the multiple facets of a woman.
When I think of grace, I think about the way a woman carries herself. She holds her head up high even in the most difficult of times. She puts others before herself. Her laughter lights up a room, and she smiles as if she’s hiding a secret. She is subtly strong, using intelligence and words in place of brute to win her battles. Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes The Warrior (Sketch 1) within us is needed, but most often grace will win over violence.
When a graceful woman walks into a room she has a presence that draws people in, yet she often keeps them at a distance. There is a mystery to her that is both adored and envied.
What is it about being graceful that I found it worthy enough to write about? I think it is often what separates our human side from our animal side. Grace takes civility, kindness, and a keen sense of understanding others. It requires us to think before we speak and act. While we are not always graceful, it is something that I strive to be as often as possible. After all, imagine what the world would be like without grace. Pretty scary, right?
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