This picture...this picture...I absolutely love it! I have stared at it off and on all morning trying to put into words what I see and feel. I have had trouble finding those words. Why? Because it says so much to me. This picture speaks to me...it speaks to my heart and soul. It rouses feelings that are hard for me to describe. A million things go through my head, but getting those thoughts organized to be able to put them down into legible articulation, well that's a different story.
To me this exudes strength. It speaks of love. It speaks of care. It's having someone under your care and showing the gentle strength to lead and guide her the way she needs and deserves. From her side, it shows her strength to be his. It shows her willingness to stand by his side. Her desire to be his. It represents her need to be his, and be there for him. I see his desire to bare himself to her, and her baring her all for him as well. It is mutual adoration.
Even though he towers above her, he shows a gentleness in wrapping his arm around her. Pulling her in close to show his love and care for her. Letting her know he will protect and defend her with all he has, in return for her devotion. Even though he towers above her, she is calm and at peace. This is where she needs to be. This is where she feels safe...by his side, under his protection, knowing he would do anything for her. Just as she gives herself to him completely and relies upon him, she does so with full trust that he will do the same for her.
This reminded me of a post written by thesubmissivebf a few days ago. (the post can be found here) The words in the post ring so true to me, and how I see a D/s relationship between two people. This is how I think a relationship like this should be.
"When a woman submits its because she has found the strength to do so. The belief in herself to take on such a role she can only do so when she feels unconditional love and soul guiding trust. She has to understand her purpose and how important she is to Him and how important she is to herself."
A woman can only assume this role when she believes in herself...when she understands who she is, is happy with that role, and understands it. She also has to believe in him, and his ability to guide and lead in a way that is beneficial for the growth of her as a person. It's through love and trust that she believes in him and all he can be for her. She has to feel it within her soul to be able to let go and be his unconditionally. It has nothing to do with her letting go and losing who she is in being his. It is about finding herself deep within, and being all that she can be. It is about realizing that she is of utmost importance to him, just as he is to her. They feed off the needs of each other, relying on each other to be all they can be for themselves and their partner.
This is what I strive to be. This is what I have in my sights to become. I don't feel I can ever be enough. I always want to be more...learn more...grow into more of the man and Dominant I desire to be. I can have all the desire in the world, but without that special partner by my side, then the desire remains only a desire. Having her there, that enables the desire to be put into action. To learn from her how to be better and be more of who I am and who she needs me to be...who I need to be for myself. That is a partnership I love being a part of...one I need in my life. In leading and guiding, I am also pushed. Pushed to become better. That is something we should all strive to achieve.