The list of my 5 favorite words begins with:
Lioness is the name of a home-maker, and a provider.
“Females are mainly the hunters of the pride, while males only hunt when a big kill is involved or the females have not given him a free lunch.”
Lioness is the definition of many mothers, in the past & present. It is a word with so much power in it, a word which makes me to feel courageous and capable. It makes me strong.
LIONESS is my all time favorite word because she is practical. She is a survivor.
“When food is scarce, the females wont share the food that they are able to obtain with their cubs, so high cub mortality rates are high during times of prey scarcity. This might seem cruel but it stems from dire necessity.” ~ (http://lion-den.tripod.com/lioness-and-cub-facts.html)
After LIONESS come:
2. ABO KINIUN
Which is the Yoruba word for Lioness.
The Hausa translation for Lioness.
Because the Italian version makes me feel mob-like & ready to rule the imaginary underworld of my imagination. Like a mob-boss, I’d be a Don, Don Leonessa.
Lioness is my favorite word four times before I think of another one. She is my spirit animal. She is my inner beast.
I used to hate my feet, which translated into a hate for all feet. My chubby figure & not-so pretty face wouldn’t allow me entry into real modelling so I took it out on my feet because even the have failed to allow me access to the glamorous jet-setting life. I covered them with socks. Socks were the representation of the mask I wore to conceal how displeased I was with my looks.
UNTIL I STARTED “SKATING” ON THE FLOOR WITH THEM.
Socks became fun. Socks became exciting. Socks are the best thing to ever happen to me, second to the acknowledgement of my gorgeous looks.