Yesterday I took my family for a short ride in a boat I was captain. I am new to this particular craft but it isn't too big or powerful and I grew up on boats it feels almost like home...so we took off and flew around the harbour looking at other boats and houses. Martha's Vineyard is a joy an absolute paradise and apparently I brought the sunshine. My dear friend Julie teased me she said 'RD" you are an elegant tom boy, long nails and gold rings man-handling this power boat. It's funny".
You know she is right. I am a tomboy and I love the attachment of elegant. In my house we didn't have a man around to fall back on so we or I had to do the heavy lifting. Nothing is beyond my attempting it once, nothing. So if it means power tools or driving a lorry, I am there. I am a women who has girl-y features as well and I think that is essential. WE are what we are and can be capable of many things obviously. I must say I was sad Hillary C. didn't win. I want to see a woman run America in my lifetime, please. Nothing is set in stone a capable women doesn't have to lose her femininity, I don't. Nor should anyone else. Just like a man who isn't gifted in these ways, like power boating or fixing engines. You can still be a fully capable masculine guy without those talents. One can be a fabulous cook/chef or decorator and still be a gorgeous fully balanced and masculine man. A Renaissance man at that.
So it maybe that elegant tom boy isn't has exotic sounding as a renaissance man but I think it is a compliment.
Being a renaisance woman, or an elegant tomboy.