So someone asked me to describe what a man means to me….in one word.
This is a huge feat...for me at least…whatchu talking about describe what a man means to me in one word when u know I like getting into long talk and details… anyways I tried and tried…and tried and guess what? I couldn’t come up with one thing a man means to me in less than 5mins. Isn't that strange? I mean we talk about wanting a good man and we talk about our present/past men and majority of my friends are men gaddamit!! But what exactly does a man mean to me in one word??? I found it hard to say something at the spur of the moment.
Maybe I was speechless because he said ‘in one word’ or maybe after thinking it thru a man just didn’t mean much to me ….I don’t know, but nothing came readily to mind. After careful deliberation I came up with ‘Gateway’. Yeah I did it…. I could describe what man meant to me in one word. Yippee!!!
Afterwards… I thought to check for the dictionary meaning:
- 1. an entrance that can be closed by a gate
Now notice that he isn’t the ‘gate’…he is an entrance to either somewhere good or bad and the good thing is that, that entrance can always be closed by the gate.
- 2. Something that serves as an entrance or a means of access: a gateway to success; the gateway to the West.
In my head, this is like going thru a place that u know leads to maybe peace…probably lesser burden…maybe a place to release…or a place I know I can be secure…or somewhere where I get a listening ear… or somewhere with financial security. You know and maybe that is just how I see it. A gateway…an entry way…an access, an opening, an opportunity, a break, a first step…someone to say the things I cannot say…someone to tell me not to bother doing everything because he can do them for me. Someone that I can safely exhale with and let down my guard. A gateway to ease or freedom or peace.
The thing with gateways…is that you don’t know what u are getting into. Could be bad at the other end, or worse it may lead to nowhere…if u are lucky, it could be good at the other end. But first you need to go thru the entrance…
But that is just me…some guy said what a woman means to him in one word is ‘entertainment’. What about you? In one word can u describe what a man…or woman means to you? I tried…lemme see u try.