"Even magicians cannot gain entrance to a woman's heart unless they hold the key to unlocking her mind and soul. The entire life of a woman is a history of affections and her greatest fear is to have her feelings rejected. Any woman can be fooled once, but will not be fooled so easily a second time. When a woman has had her emotions played with and betrayed by a man she loved, she finds it almost impossible to trust another. She takes on board the most distressing of afflictions; that of retaining a sentimental heart attached to a skeptical mind. Such an adoption often places her in danger of remaining a single woman, shut off from the world and all risk of happiness. Like an abandoned house; in time the woman will wither and perish from lack of attention.
Most women betrayed will feel far too fragile to risk falling in love again too soon, especially while the heart still aches and painful memories linger. Some may allow depression and despair to take root and turn them into haters of all men, while a few may even be incited to seek revenge on what has now become the most malevolent of species. Beware the woman bent on revenge, as her thoughts can remain as twisted as barbed-wire eating into human flesh and her actions as barbaric as the deed of any tyrant.
When the poet Alfred Tennyson said that man dreams of fame while woman wakes to love, he knew the inner drives that distinguishes the sexes. He knew that the materialistic mind of man's attachment to wealth, property and power has always meant marriage to be a better deal for the groom; whereas for the bride, marriage is often an emotional bribe to make the housekeeper think she's a householder and equal partner in the venture, a life long lover and not an occasional pick-me-up-put-me-down sexual toy!
For my part, I cannot confess that I know the secrets which provides man with the key to a woman's heart as my Sheila handed me her key without need of me ever finding it. She even assisted my frail hands to turn it! Once given the means of entry, all that remained for me to do was to live, love and reap the rewards therein. So, as long as I keep turning Sheila's key of satisfaction and maintain the mechanism through hugs, kisses, holding hands, caring, communication, sharing and being appreciative; continued access to her heart and soul will never be denied me.
The more I think of it, women are the craftiest illusionists and magicians of all. They lead us men to do that which they want us to do and to see what they want us to see, and no more until they decide to show us. The more I know about women, the less I truly understand them. As the English playwright and poet, William Congreve said, 'Women are like tricks by slight of hand, which to admire, we should not understand.'" William Forde: September 18th, 2016.