A Sophisticate is a Phoenix

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"The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise" Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

A few years ago, I read the book ‘The DaVinci Code’. The book probably didn't have the same affect on me that it did on everyone else. Although it was fiction, the writer talked about how women were once worshiped as goddesses and their consequent fall. For some strange reason, it angered me that women had such power yet, for one reason or another we lost it. Talking about the book and my recent discovery with a guy friend of mine, he said "If women really knew their power over men they would rule the world. Women don't and that's why it's a man's world"

In the 21st Century, a Sophisticate encounters dangers as life becomes more uncertain, unsafe, and hard. The Millennial Generation grew up with September 11th and for some women in third world countries life continuous to be a daily almost hourly struggle. Therefore, a Sophisticate in the 21st Century is a lady on the outside but a warrior on the inside.

"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities" J.K. Rowling

Whatever the situation a Sophisticate may be in she has the knowledge and attitude that she alone has the power and the choice to change her life and her circumstances. Like the legend of a Phoenix, a Sophisticate rises from the ashes. In life, tragedy hits and a Sophisticate may emotionally die.

"It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes" Anne Baxter

Once a Sophisticate has reached what seems to be the bottom of what life has to offer, she doesn't give up. In fact, a Sophisticate grows stronger and more powerful with each passing hardship. A Sophisticate never allows another person to take her power away from her because in her mind she superhuman. A Sophisticate never allows anyone the satisfaction of watching her fail.

"Our passion are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Like a Phoenix, the same fire that makes a Sophisticate turn to ashes is the same fire that ignites a Sophisticate to succeed and come back from devastating circumstances. How does a Sophisticate continue on after tragedy or defeat? A Sophisticate's 'Fire' is her heart. A Sophisticate’s passion is what sets her imagination free. Her heart is also what allows her to be free and powerful enough to succeed. In the end, a Sophisticate lives the idea that her choices not only show her who she truly is but shows everyone what she is truly made of... ;D