Sunday, January 8, 2012

GBE- (Subject: History) Samson & Delilah

                                             SAMSON & DELILAH
Samson, the symbol of strength and courage. A model of muscle and strength that all men hope to obtain.

Indeed, man is consumed by the challenge of competition. Anything that challenges his strengths will have him alarmed. Man is willing to train and torture himself endlessly, just to be victorious in that challange. He trains his muscles to react, to be swift and overpowering.

But deep within, man senses his vulnerablity and is fearful of it. How ironic that mans greatest desire would also  be his largest fear to conquer. This unique double edged sword that I speak of is the scent of a woman.....not a fragrence, but her smile, the look in her eyes, the softness of her skin.

Samson knew that with just one look into Delilah's eyes, he would not only reveal the secret of his strength,but he would reveal to the subsequent generations, the weakness of man!

I confess to having this inheritance!

Marc :)


  1. While built so strong, Samson was weak in character. Pride, especially, was his downfall methinks.

    But yes Marc, he was indeed sorely tempted by the 'strengths' of Delilah (though wasn't it her nagging that overcame him in the end?).

  2. I have so missed you Marc! Just to round out your wonderful story, Delilah was also weakened by the gaze of a man who held her heart. It's a two way street.

    Samson may well have been a victim of his pride, but he was also was a victim of his oh so precious heart.

    Don't we all fall just a bit weak in the knees when love rules our world?

    Lovely write and welcome back. ♥

  3. Thank you all for your comments!

    Mike- You have your women mixed up. It was Eve who did the nagging ( "Adam, you going to take a bite of Apple or are you going to sit on that log all day?") LOL
    Either way, the dynamics that rule the interaction of the man / woman relationship has a very deep history hasn't changed much since !

    Claudia- It is always wonderful to know my words can leave someone with a smile! I hope you shared yours with those around you.

    Jo!_ Thank you for your warmth. Its wonderful to know I have been missed! I agree with you thoroughly, we are no match for LOVE...only love can make a fool of the wisest of men ( I know that is not the intent of Love , but all too often the outcome) that is why...fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

    Have an awesome 2012!

    1. Interesting post.


  4. I can attest to going weak in the knees over a man and losing myself. Were all in this together.

  5. The story goes to show that there are many kinds of strengths... that kindling from either sex, can be a very powerful influence. I suppose there is a reason for that yes? :-)

  6. Marc, this was so nicely written and I really enjoyed it...

  7. The weakness of man, indeed. The sword you mention is the tightrope man walks. Falling either way can hurt but staying balanced on the edge--whew, what a ride!

  8. Men have the same power, you know. I know I've been floored by a man (Oh get ya mind outta the gutter *chuckle*). Knees like jelly, all common sense out the window, 'I'll do anything for you' thoughts stunning the brain. And it had nothing to do with physical strength, but the strength of his will, his ability to understand and support. Terrifying, exhilarating experience. Really liked this piece, Marc :o)